Tuesday, December 18, 2007

SockScene Socks

If you, like us, were wondering how SockScene knit up, we are pleased to be able to provide the answer. We have a couple of socks on display at "The Yarn and Fiber Company" knit in Ivy's colorways "Acadia" and "The Basin", left to right respectively.
The Yarn and Fiber Company currently carry 19 of our SockScene colorways, although some are now on backorder due to the high demand. We hope to fill these within a few days as we add more yarn types and weights.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rondure Silk Boucle

We had been asked quite a few times for a great yarn for those special projects, flouncy shawls and beautiful scarves. After careful thought we found there are a few hand dye companies that offer boucles in various mixes, but nothing to justify the time and effort that our customers put into the work to create that extra special garment.

Ivy Brambles is pleased to release "Rodure Silk Boucle", a 100% silk boucle that is just total luxury. Available in our semi-solid colorways and a few selected variagated colorways. The yarn is designed to be used in place of simpler yarns to allow those relatively easy projects to produce results as spectacular as a more time consuming lace project. Each 3.5 oz skein is 310 yards, enough for most one skein projects, and is reasonably priced at $56 SRP. Available from selected retailers.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SockScene shipping

We are especially pleased to announce that SockScene is now shipping to selected US retailers, and is selling very well. Super soft, Superwash, and knits beautifully too!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ivy's SockScene Sock Yarn

Ivy's SockScene sock yarn is now available to select US retailers. A 100% Merino super-wash machine washable and dryable yarn, comes in 4oz (100 gram) skeins (approx 410 yards) and is available initially in six colorways, with more to follow.

Each colorway is a classic "Inspired by Nature" color palette, chosen for inspirational beauty from locations around the world, then hand dyed by artisans in our dye studio. Each colorway is accompanied by the "Scene" that inspired it, from a beautiful ocean vista to a simple rock pool in Acadia National Park.

At Ivy Brambles we use a very wide color palette, rather than just simply mixing primary colors. This process gives a greater color gamut (range of color) at some expense in the dying process, but we think the results are well worth it. We strive to produce a very consistent color mix for each of our colorways, with little variation between dye lots.

We will be adding new lines and colorways soon, as we ramp up our new US dye studio.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome to the Ivy Brambles Blog, the place to get all the latest news and gossip from the staff at Ivy Brambles.

We are currently in the process of creating our website, thanks to our friends at CYDJ Designs for their help with this process, soon we will begin adding our products to the site and making these more widely available.

Products include the Ivy Brambles pattern collection, and a new line of hand dyed yarns using the Ivy Brambles hand dye recipe and traditional dyes. Initially these will be exclusively available at "The Yarn and Fiber Company".