If you’ve asked to be put in our dye queue lately, you’re aware that we can’t dye fast enough to keep up with you. The truth is, we need more space and more equipment to expand and be able to get your yarn to you and to your local yarn stores more quickly. One stove and one sink are no longer enough…especially on days when all four of us are working on production.
We’ve looked at a number of options and have decided the best way to move forward and grow is to build a studio right here:
We have dreams and big plans and so much in store for you. And here’s where we want to do it.
Karen and her elves at Shall We Knit? have come up with a great idea. Ron and I are getting married in September. And Shall We Knit? is holding us a wedding shower to help get our studio off the ground…or on the ground…or…I think you know where we’re going with this.
On June 15, their Worldwide Knit in Public Day celebrations will also be a fundraiser for our studio, with a photo booth, draws, ask the expert, vendors and so much more.
What? You can’t come??? Well first of all, we’re very sad. But we’ve also come up with ways you can contribute, help and generally play along and follow the action. A yarn auction, with the dyeing live tweeted and ravelried through the event. There’s a colour you’ve always wanted us to dye, isn’t there? And a name you’re just dying for us to use? This is your chance. We’ll be auctioning off naming rights for a very special set of colours. Like these and these that were created at last year’s WWKIP event. We’ll be auctioning off 4 lots starting on June 1 in our Ravelry group, with options for bidding for the right to name and dictate colours in 4 new limited edition colourways.
Rules and Guidelines:
There will be a total of 4 auction winners, 2 for each dyeing demo time slot (11 am, 1 pm).
All 4 Naming Auction winners will receive 1 skein of the yarn they’ve named, input into the colour’s development, a partial blog post about their colourway and its story, bragging rights (seriously…it’s all about the bragging rights) and knowing they’ve contributed to a most excellent cause.
Want more than 1 skein? We’ll take bids for naming rights + 2, 3…up to 7 skeins (full pot), but there will be reserve bids for each level, depending on the base.
Bids will open on June 1 and close on June 10 at 11:30 pm. We will take the top 4 bidders. If you’ve won, we’ll email you and confirm the colour name you want as well as any guidelines you have.
examples: if the colour is named after your child, and there’s a colour that reminds you of them, let us know; if you have a photo you’d like us to use as inspiration for the colour, send it over; if you have colour hatred, let us know that too; if you’ve decided that teal is colour of despair…who are we to judge?
We will be live-tweeting the dyeing demos on June 15 at Shall We Knit?. If you want to watch, follow us on twitter: @indigodragonfly
Once the yarn has been dyed and is hanging up to dry, we will upload photos and start separate bidding threads for each colour in our Ravelry group. The top 7 bids for each colourway will win the skeins. We’ll make final determinations at 3:30 pm on Saturday, after the last demo.
Don’t have a Ravelry account and want to play? You can also email us with bids at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca (NOT .com) and we’ll enter a bid for you.
Want to play? 🙂