This year has gone by in the blink of an eye! We started out with a bang at Stitches West in February. We had an expanded booth with a new display and tons of gorgeous yarn.We also debuted our new line of Forbidden Essentials, starting with wool wash and healing balm, using all natural ingredients and essential oils.
It was an amazing weekend, as always, and we left with even more ideas of how to bring you the best we have to offer .
The new website was launched in August, bringing you more Forbidden yarns than we've ever been able to offer online before! We're still stocking the shop with all our new accessories. Soon we'll have beads, ChiaoGoo needles, patterns, and our Essentials line.
Summer was spent gearing up for the fall: a trunk show at Middleford Yarn in Medford, OR in September, and a return to the CogKnitive Retreat in Tehachapi in October.
Now that the year is coming to a close, my brain has been working overtime on all the fabulous things we want to bring you next year!
- Spring colors are in the works - they'll debut at Stitches West in February, along with your past favorites.We'll also be bringing a variety of bases in our usual lace and fingering weight yarns (including a couple new ones!), and for the first time ever - a DK weight - soft, squishy Temperance! Prudence, the 150-gram skein dyed in gradient colorways, was a new favorite in 2014 so we'll be bringing lots more with us next year in 2015! We'll have lots of new samples for you to see the new yarns in action.
- We'll be expanding the Essentials line to include lotion bars and spinning wheel polish, and new scents for the wool wash too! Our goal with this line is to help you care for your handmade garments, your tools, and even yourself, using our love of essential oils.
- We're working to expand our show schedule to include lots of exciting events that have popped up in southern CA, and also to bring Forbidden yarns and products to more LYS and to have a constant presence in our online shop.
- I have lots of ideas for fun yarn and fiber clubs - we'll try to have a new club offering each quarter.What's better than yarn showing up at your doorstep every month?
Perhaps most excitedly, we're hard at work on a new project that will broaden our horizons in a way I've been dreaming about for the past couple years.I can't wait to be able to share more details soon!
So many ideas brewing..stay tuned!