As we move through the summer I am preparing for a few major tweaks to by Annie Claire and the upcoming Fall Collection 2012. I have spent this past weekend looking back at all the colours that have been through the shop, how I harvested and worked with them, designed with them etc. Using my findings I have been starting to look forward – to growing new dye plants, harvesting even more sustainably and to create a steadier supply of dye material. These are exciting times and it is because of you guys that make each month better and better.
I’ve been having a few questions about the availability of colours, so in the hopes to make it clearer – –
Each collection is available for 4 months. As one collection comes out I dye and update the shop for three months until the next collection is released [every change of the seasons – every Solstice and Equinox]. At this point I stop dying for that first collection but list all the remaining skeins for one more month, or until sold out.
I love doing what I do – I love making available organic, naturally dyed yarn that I have sourced within the State that I live, supporting my local farmers. I love to discover new colours and new dye plants and the ways that even the smallest adjustments to the dye pot affects the final outcome. I am concerned however, that customers who are used to the consistency of the non-natural dyes want to see all the colours available all the time. Personally I love how the colour found in nature changes throughout the year, and want to share that with you. But I have to listen to what you enjoy and what you would like to see – care to share your thoughts?