And the winner is…all of us who spun for Tour de Fleece! It doesn’t matter whether you completed your stated goals or not, just playing along is the name of the game. Any time you spend on your spinning is experience and gives you pleasure.
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, July 23rd, for our Tour closing party from 11am-1pm! Ray, our friendly neighborhood massage therapist will be on hand for the usual $1 per minute chair massage to ease those aching hands from all that spinning.
Also, to celebrate the Tour closing, we are having a two day sale on new, in-stock only Schacht equipment. Today (Friday, July 22nd) and tomorrow (Saturday, July 23rd) we will be featuring our new, in-stock Schacht equipment at 15% off. We have a brand new Wolf Pup LT, a shiny new Sidekick (with complete pulley set), and a lovely new Ladybug (with complete pulley set) all just itching to go to their new homes.
We are still taking orders for looms and wheels to be shipped direct to our customers! Louet has a full stock of David and Spring looms all ready to go. Call us and order your dream loom today!
If you are thinking of a new wheel, loom, blending board, or drum carder, now is the time! Today and tomorrow (July 15-16, 2016) are the last two days that we will be offering a complementary lesson with the purchase of a new piece of equipment. We have plenty of items in stock; we are still taking orders for equipment through the end of August.
Come and let us help you choose your new fiber arts tools!
Congratulations to Deborah, our overall winner in both the Challenge competitions! She spun 36 yards in 15 minutes in the distance competition and 64 grams of super bulky in the weight competition.
It’s now time for the Mountain Challenge! How much does it weigh?
We’ll have a few items set up to for you to guess how much they weigh. There will be a selection of different fibers, a surprise item, and a bonus round.
Of course there will be prized to award!
Tour de Fleece runs from July 2 to July 24, 2016.
Rest Days are Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 19.
Challenge Days are Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, July 16
Spin anywhere you want! Bring your wheel or spindle to the shop if you can. Come join all the fun at the shop, and happy spinning!
So, Tour de Fleece 2016 is off and running! Have you found that you might need a little boost in your spinning tool bag? We are offering a few refurbished wheels at great deals that might pick up the speed for you, or at least increase the numbers of wheels in your wheel corral!
This little beauty is a refurbished Schacht Spindle Company Ladybug wheel. It’s a great deal, coming along with a couple of extra whorls to put more power in your spinning! The Ladybug is a really versatile and portable wheel. You can upgrade it with lots of fun goodies, and it fits in your car like a dream! We are asking $450 for this little used wheel. Won’t you consider giving it a good home?
And if you’re in the mood for a brand new Ladybug with just about ALL the bells and whistles, we do have one in stock and ready to go!
July 9th is the first of the Challenge Days of the Tour de Fleece. We will be hosting two competitions.
Yardage Challenge: For this competition you will spin using a worsted draw technique. You will be provided with 1/4 ounce of fiber and you will have 15 minutes to spin the maximum amount of yardage you can spin. We’ll measure your singles and award a prize for the longest yardage. Timer goes at 2:00 pm
Weight Challenge: For this competition you will spin using any technique you like for maximum weight. You will have 15 minutes of spinning time. We will provide the fiber. We’ll skein and weigh your singles and award a prize for the most weighty skein. Timer goes at 3:00 pm.
Come and challenge yourself!
“So long and thanks for all the fish!” – Douglas Adams
There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure. We will be closing our doors on August 28, 2016.
On August 28th we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.
We thank you for your support and for being part of our community for the last ten years. You have taught us so much and have shown up for us and for each other in magical ways.
Orders for spinning wheels, looms, drum carders, or knitting machines can be placed through August 15th. Items with delivery dates after August 28th will be shipped directly to your home.
If you have gift certificates or store credit, please come in and use them. If you have special orders ready, please come and pick them up. Anyone interested in store fixtures may contact one of us for pricing.
With Love and Gratitude,
Kaye, Sandi, and Tony Luck
And we are very nearly ready to jump off the start line to get those wheels rolling! Isn’t Tour de Fleece madness fun?
Kaye is plotting her Tour goals, and Sandi is STILL trying to get a wheel empty to start a Tour specific project!
In the works (and taking time away from actual spinning!) are a couple of wheels with custom finishes that we are offering for sale. This type of work gives you a wheel with a unique finish, different from what the manufacturers usually offer. Pictures will follow as we get wheels ready for sale!