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Spring? Really? I hope so…

Spring? Let’s hope so!

Hey everyone! The calendar says it’s spring, but here in northern Wisconsin, I think we are super delayed. The drying racks have been outside to dry, but it sure seems wierd to see them with snow banks in the back ground.

We have added a couple of shows to our calendar for this year and will keep updating as things come up. I’m also working on organizing a show in up in Door County at the wonderful Rowley’s Bay Resort for October 5-7 2018. See our Facebook group for new information on classes, vendors and more!

Jim is now retired and has been a huge help on the road and at shows. We have been reorganizing the shipping and receiving rooms and making some real headway.

On a personal note, I’ve been knitting sweaters our of my handspun yarns. I spin alot , so needed to find a pattern to fit my needs. I did find one on Ravelry, but had to rework it to my own liking. I will have the pictures up on the gallery soon.

I’ve been dying up fiber for spinning also, I bought a big bump of BFL and love the way it dyes up. Fiber available in 8 oz braids.

New yarns : Bolero and a 100% silk that is still unnamed. I will post information as soon as I get it ready.

Take Care and Keep on Creating!   Tracey and Jim Schuh Interlacements Yarns

Birch Trees and Grandbabies…Oh, and Yarn Club news, too

Yarn Club box ready for shippingHelllllllloooooo! It was a long month in January due to cold, snow, rain, ice etc…you get the picture. Today the sun is out and life is good again! I have the February Yarn Club boxes already sent out (early), but I also have a few left, so am going to give you all a peek at what they contain.

The Yarn Club yarn of the month this month is our famous Toasty Toes yarn. It is 580 yds. approx. of wonderful soft merino superwash yarn that I have dyed up in a colorway reminiscent of our winter Birch trees that wind thru our woods. They are a smattering of creamy white with brown and black areas that are so attractive to me. I love the Birch Trees that have been photographed in the sun and the different colors of grey and black really stand out.

Next in the box is a handmade ceramic button. This was made for us by a local artist Stuart Van Swol of Windmill Fiber Arts. Stu makes a ton of buttons for me so I’m sharing the love with you all. Another one of my favorite things in the cold winter is hot tea and a swizzle stick to sweeten it up!

The next box is for March. I will be previewing it in a few weeks, but I might give you a peek ahead of time, so get your orders in for the next three boxes if you are not currently in our club. We also will be featuring our Rayon textured yarns and a few luxury yarns that I’ve found at market.

Oh, did I mention that we have a new grandbaby coming? She will be due in mid June and this gramma is pretty excited. Jim and I will be out in Colorado for Estes Park, but we will high tail it back home after the show to see the new addition. Stay warm, and keep on creating! Hugs and kisses for Valentines Day! xxxooo

Happy New Years and may your knitting basket always be full and full of fun yarns!

stranded knitting multiple colorsWell the Christmas holidays are past now, and we’re on to the new year! 2018! What an exciting year for us at Interlacements Yarns, on the personal side, Jim is retiring from his job in April , and thus will be on the road with me for shows more! Also, we are expecting another grandchild in June!

On the business side of things, we are starting up a Yarn Club which I believe will be a lot of fun for the members. I’ve always wanted to share a few of my favorite things and new colorways I am creating with members first so here is the chance. I went on a buying spree and purchased some silk and wool yarns, and other luxury fibers to add to the mix up. Sheryl Theis has graciously designed a few new patterns for us to give you in your boxes and we are pretty excited about that. I’ve also added more types of spinning fibers to the new line up, will start photographing them next week. And weaving warp chains will get their own pictures too. I’m so grateful to my shops, customers and friends for all the support and love. Please keep sending your finished garments pictures to me so I can add to the gallery. We love seeing them!

Happy New Years and may your knitting basket always be full and full of fun yarns!

Jim and Tracey Schuh

 

 

 

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Toasty Toes yarn in Ephraim Colorado

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Christmas TreeThe Holiday Season is upon us! I’ve been knitting up some colorwork hats for the little ones at our Christmas eve celebration. I wanted to challenge myself to something I’ve never done before in my knitting, and colorwork seemed to be the ideal thing.

Today is also Free shipping Friday and I’m a bit slow to the gate, but we also are offering FREE Shipping to your order today, with no limits, as long as it is placed on the website.
We do have to limit this to the cont. usa tho. Sorry international customers, I have to make it make sense.

Whether you are Knitting, Spinning, or other fiber arts crafting we hope you have a very wonderful holiday season and we thank you all for the great year! Merry Christmas!
Jim and Tracey Schuh Interlacements Yarns

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Fall into Winter Spinning Retreat

Polwarth Roving dyed up in Gills Rock colorway

Montana retreat was a blast! I’ve never taken a formal spinning or fiber class before so it was my first time as a student. I LOVED it! The retreat was a Yarn and Yoga, put on by Kate Larson. It was held at the Boulder Hot Springs resort in Boulder Montana. I flew out of Green Bay to switch planes in Minneapolis and then Minneapolis to Helena. I packed light for the trip as all I needed was yoga clothing and swim suit and my spinning wheel.   The hotel is fantastic, old world charm and great healing vibes. We had access to the outdoor hot spings swimming pool and the indoor plunge and cold water plunge. WOW !!! I found out how I can turn into total mush after a massage session. Oh yea, there are massage therapists on staff and my mother treated me to an hour and a half massage! Thank you Mom!!

The food was great, healthy, organic and wonderfully tasty. I wore slippers all day long and totally got relaxed in the hot springs. Our wonderful Yoga instructor Kelly really did her research on what muscles we needed to work and relax and made the class so nice to be in.

Needless to say, I learned a lot from Kate on spinning the different fibers and why and how to . Each student also created a journal of their spinning fibers with personalized notes and pictures.

I made some new friends at the retreat, and will enjoy seeing how they grow in their spinning also.

What a wonderful way to start off the fall time.

Got home just in time to pack up and head for North Carolina . We do a fiber show there called SAFF. I LOVE this show. My customers come in year after year to show me what project they made with my yarns and I love seeing them.

 

Jim had a good time giving out trick or treat candy to the kids and beaded bracelet kits to the adults. This year we rented a house with friends and enjoyed that too.

Now it’s back to work for me, no more shows until February. I’ve been dyeing up all sorts of yarns and making warp chains and socks. I’ll post them in a bit.

 

We have our kids coming home for Turkey day so I’m getting ready for that too. My little B. likes to get into MiMi’s spinning stuff and knitting so I’ll put it up outta reach and save me the worrry (and him the temptation) and as my daughter once said, “Happy Birthday Turkey!”

We had some crazy summer, huh?

Hi everyone! We had some crazy summer, huh?

Montana colorway created for my yoga and yarn retreat

I have to say I am glad it’s not so hot and humid now. When it’s 90 degrees outside it’s unbelievably unbearable in my dye studio. Our new website is up and running and shows you a couple new yarn/items. We have added Hand dyed combed top in Falkland Island Polwarth and a Superwash Merino. Both spin wonderfully and dye vibrant colors. Our roving is available in all of our standard colorways and semi solids just like the yarns.

I’m headed to Boulder HotSprings Montana for a yoga and yarn spinning retreat with Kate Larson teaching! Pretty excited for that adventure you can imagine. I have been making socks again on my antique sock machine, and love the way it cranks out the new Toasty Toes yarn and Tippy Toes yarn.

We also have a few changes coming up this next year, with the biggest one being that Jim will be retiring and joining me in the business more. We would love to add a few shows
Or festivals, and add some trunk shows , with me teaching a few more classes again. Our shops will be able to order on the website now, just email me for your access code.

Happy fall y’all!   Tracey