News: Preparations for my biggest festival of the year SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival) have commenced, starting with dyeing up a huge batch of BEEBEE PEARL that won't be available in the store until after the festival, giving SAFF-goers a chance to snatch it up first. It consists of 80% super soft baby alpaca (real baby alpaca, not baby grade) and 20% Jade Pearl rose fiber. A delicious cloud of luxury that, just like 100% Jade Pearl, leaves your skin feeling delightful.
This year I'm soooooo happy to announce that the Moonwood Farm booth will be INSIDE the main building, no more shivering in the cold in the sales barn. In order to help each other while we both teach our classes during SAFF, I've teamed up with BadFaerie Designs to manage the booth traffic and sales. And Amy Shelton from Crochetville will be helping out in the booth on Friday and Saturday also, even more reason to stop by :)
My very cool homeschooler son Jesse, who provided batts for the SAFF booth a few years ago under the name Fiber Elf, is kicking off his Little Big Dream project - carding up $15 batts to sell to earn money to make his first independent purchase. An awesome learning experience regarding business, finance and management! Take a peek here.
Later this week I'll be heading to TN, OH, PA and VA to visit some mills, the Unicorn power scour folks, my beloved Strauch folks, and teach a How To Train Your Fiber workshop at Endless Farms during National Alpaca Farm days.
Aaaahhhh, September... the beginning of the crazy autumn season :) Hope you're getting in the mood for spiced pumpkin bread, sweaters, and that delightful earthy smell of fallen leaves. Hope to see you over the next few months!