Nov 8

Well, last night I wrote the reports for the final two months of the Fiber Binder Club.  While I am ready for this part of our business to be completed, I had a bittersweet feeling when I printed those reports out.  Months 35 and 36 are ready and Month 35 will be shipped out to those who have been with us from the beginning or have doubled up their membership and are caught up to that point.

Months 34-36 are connected and are meant for comparison spinning.  Month 34 was Mohair from the Angora goat. Month 35 is Type A fiber from the Pygora goat, which is close to Mohair so spinning them and comparing how they spin, feel and knit up will be interesting.  Month 36, the final month of the Fiber Binder Club, is Type B Pygora (there are three types in total; A, B and C).  Type B is a blend of Mohair and Cashmere.  Again, getting the opportunity to spin and compare with Mohair and Type A Pygora will be interesting.

The November shipments will be going out in next Wednesday’s mail for those who are annual members and those monthly members who have paid in time. (Would have been Monday, but the PO is closed on Monday due to Veteran’s Day, and I have to teach right after work on Tuesday so cannot stop by the PO).

This has been a fun and educational experience.  Remember, beginning January 1st, 2014, you can purchase the entire 1st volume (12 months) of the Fiber Binder Club.  This will include the binder, dividers, information sheets, raw and washed/processed samples and up to .5 ounce of the fiber to test spin (silk will be 5 grams).  Because of the shipping cost savings, the price for the entire 12 month series will be $90 versus the $120 that it would have cost if you had purchased each month one at a time, so a 25% savings for you.  I’ll give you more details when the time comes.

Thank you everyone for making the Fiber Binder Club the wonderful experience it has been.  Keep an eye on here for future clubs produced by Dyed in the Wool.