Small Business Saturday Sale!

Hi Folks,

Small Business Saturday | Webster Fiber Arts

My holiday sale continues today for Small Business Saturday! Webster Fiber Arts is a tiny little business of just me (sometimes Mike gets to hear about my worries and concerns, but he doesn’t get paid for that). Plus, I am only four foot eleven and a half, so that is another aspect of my small business.

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Black Friday Sale!

Hi Folks,

Welcome to the holiday shopping season! It’s time for a sale!

20% Off in my Etsy Shop | Webster Fiber Arts | Code: HOLIDAY16

Everything in my Etsy shop is 20% off when you use the code HOLIDAY16 at checkout. There are dozens of one-of-a-kind crocheted accessories in my shop waiting for good homes!

A lot of people seem to like the idea of a homemade Christmas, but not everyone has the time (or interest) to make their own gifts. I can help! Everything in my shop is handmade by me, and I put a lot of care and attention into all of the pieces I make. I love them all, and I hope you, and your family and friends will love them, too!

Now, it is shopping time. Head on over to my shop, and use the coupon code HOLIDAY16 at checkout to save 20% now! Yay!

Until next time,
Annie

A Whole Mess of New Pieces

Edge of Winter Scarf | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

I’ve added several new pieces to my Etsy shop over the past week or so. Let’s take a look!

First up is the Edge of Winter Scarf:

Edge of Winter Handmade Scarf | Etsy | Webster Fiber Arts

Edge of Winter is a long, striped scarf that I crocheted with Lion Brand Landscapes yarn. I love this yarn so, so much. I like the fall-ish brown, green, gold, and maroon in this yarn. The light blue and purple shades remind me that winter is on the way. You can see more photos and purchase this scarf here.

Another piece with a wintery feel is the Frosted Shawl:

Handmade Frosted Shawl | Etsy | Webster Fiber Arts

The blues, browns, greens, and purples in this yarn are accented with little tufts of white throughout, which I think gives the fiber a frosted look. This is a wide shawl that doesn’t sit too far down on the back. This shawl is available in my Etsy shop.

Globes of Color is a vibrant, jewel-toned rainbow cowl:

Globes of Color Handmade Cowl | Etsy | Webster Fiber Arts

This is a thick piece with a bit of heft. I like how the gold bobbles pop on this piece. See more pictures and purchase this one here.

The Gold & Gray Infinity Scarf is next:

Gold & Gray Handmade Infinity Scarf | Etsy | Webster Fiber Arts

I crocheted this one with a stitch that gives it a knit look, then added a loopy little edging. I like the diagonal stripe of gray in this yarn. This piece is available in my Etsy shop.

Finally, I have The Best Spread Cowl:

The Best Spread Handmade Cowl | Etsy | Webster Fiber Arts

The yarn for this cowl is some that I had left over after making Mike a big Jabba the Hutt amigurumi earlier in the year, though this cowl doesn’t resemble Jabba much at all. This one is also available in my Etsy shop.

Until next time,
Annie

Two New Pieces: The Light Side and the Dark Side of Gray

Light Side of Gray Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

So, that whole “I’m starting to feel lousy” thing from last week? It was a cold. An energy sucking, head congesting, feeling gross cold. I do feel better now, though I am still doing a little coughing and sniffling.

And now comes the catching up. I have a couple of new pieces to show you today. I used yarn that I hand-dyed for both of these cowls. Both are a mottled gray, teal, and purple kettle dyed yarns, but I used different amounts of dye to get different intensities of color.

First is the Light Side of Gray Cowl:

Light Side of Gray Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

This is a short cowl that I worked in an open, airy stitch, but the yarn is a bulky, wool roving. You can see more photos and purchase the Light Side of Gray Cowl in my Etsy shop.

The second piece is longer and darker. This is the Dark Side of Gray Cowl:

Dark Side of Gray Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I used a variety of stitches in this one. I love how the little flecks of teal pop out against the dark gray and purple. You can see more photos of this one and purchase it in my Etsy shop.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Mushroom Cap Cowl

Mushroom Cap Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

Waaaaa! I am starting to feel lousy. My throat is a little sore. I have been tired the past few days—perhaps I have been trying to fight a cold. It seems like that cold is winning. Booooo! And not the spooky ghost boo from yesterday’s Halloween festivities. It is an “I am dissatisfied” boo. And, yes, I am dissatisfied. Boooooo!

I am, however, satisfied with this cowl. In fact, I really like it. This is the Mushroom Cap Cowl:

Mushroom Cap Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I love the earthy colors in the yarn. This colorway is called “Mushroom.” I added some bobbles to my piece to give it some texture, and, with mushrooms already on my brain, I decided these little bumps were the mushroom caps. Yay!

See more photos and purchase this piece in my Etsy shop

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Pumpkin Spice Cowl

Pumpkin Spice Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

Oooooh, it is getting chilly here. We are supposed to have our first frost tonight here in Kansas City, which means I have a day of moving house plants inside ahead of me. We don’t use our dining room as a dining room. We use it as a place to keep our houseplants about half of the year. Unfortunately, we had some rain last night, so all of the plants are going to be nice and wet for their trip inside.

I have a new cowl to share with you today, one that is perfect for this kind of weather. This is the Pumpkin Spice Cowl:

Pumpkin Spice Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

Aren’t these colors wonderful? The pumpkin-y oranges, the squash-y golds, the nutmeg-y tans—they are all rich and wonderful. This is a lightweight yarn, so this cowl will provide more color than warmth, but if you are like me and get hot easily, this one is about perfect.

See more photos and purchase this cowl on Etsy.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Maroon & Gray Neck Warmer

Maroon & Gray Neck Warmer | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

I have a new hand dyed piece to share with you today. This is the Maroon & Gray Neck Warmer:

Maroon & Gray Handmade Neck Warmer | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I used Wilton icing coloring for this one. When applied to dry yarn, the individual colors in the premixed maroon paste color bind to the yarn at different speeds, so the color breaks into its components—a pinky red with a bit of black are most visible here.

By contrast, if the yarn is wet when the color is applied, there is a more mottled, all over color to the yarn. You can see that on my Strumming Teal Scarf.

See more photos and purchase here. If you click through, you’ll notice that this piece is posted on Etsy. I’m trying to spread my work out a little to get it in front of more people, so I have posted about half of my handmade pieces on Etsy. I made a pretty simple rule for what would be for sale on Etsy and what would be for sale on Webster Fiber Arts: if the piece connects into an “O” shape, it goes on Etsy; if the piece has tails, it goes on Webster Fiber Arts. Basically, cowls and infinity scarves are on Etsy and scarves and shawls are on Webster Fiber Arts. There’s still a page for everything on this site, so if you’ve pinned or bookmarked a piece, the link should still work!

Until next time,
Annie