In the time between Madrona and Stitches West the wonderful and creative people at Abundant Earth Fiber had their entire inventory stolen from their trailer. You can read the story here.
This is a devastating loss to Lydia and her team. I first learned about Abundant Earth from Ken of Homestead Hobbyist at Madrona a year ago, she makes some of his most unique yarns in her mill. She also makes yarns for YOTH and other discerning companies and people. She makes yarn and processes fiber into roving and batts from locally sourced wool. She also has a really cool way to easily dye yarn and fiber.
I fell hard for her fiber and wrote about it on my blog last year. Her batts are puffy, easy to spin and come in colors with variation and depth.
We are a community who help each other.
There are many who have asked how to help. Several people have had sales with proceeds going to Abundant Earth, and I noticed a group of designers are up to something that will be announced soon.
The easiest way to help is to shop at Abundant Earth Fiber. You will have to wait a few weeks as they get their inventory back up, but in a month or so you’ll have your beautiful yarn or fiber. Don’t want to shop, but want to donate? There’s a page for that too.
I am happily waiting for my yarn ( Verdant in grey), fiber (Spinnables in blue-green-violet) and my Wool Tincture in plum.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com