Name: Gwen Brown
Business: Gwen Erin Natural Fibers
This year I have wanted to bring more supporting tools and goodies to the table. For years I’ve been selling Eucalan and knitting notions, but recently I started carrying Greener Shades dyes. These are free of heavy metals, but still full of pizazz. I have each of the nine colors in 1/2 jars, but also carry a mixing kit for those who want to get started with the basics.
In addition to the dyes, I have just begun to stock a new type of spindle along with niddy-noddies for winding skeins of yarn. These pieces are handcrafted in Cincinnati, OH using maple and beech. I will have beginner kits that include fiber and spindle, but the spindles will be available individually as well.
Along with my combed top, carded batts, curly locks, and other woolly goods, I have added more silk! You will find small bags of silk noil to use on your blending board or drumcarder. I have also been dyeing silk hankies for spinning. And there are new handdyed silk chiffon scarves for you to use in your next nuno felting project.