A Giveaway + Some Thoughts

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Scroll to the bottom to enter the giveaway! If you’re in a blog reading kind of mood, I’d love it if you’d read through today’s post too. ;)

TFA Orange Label in Mint and Delightful

TFA Orange Label in Mint and Delightful

I’ve been brainstorming ways to try and make TFA more inclusive. There are so many different aspects of inclusion but the thing I’m going to talk about today is accessibility and availability. You know the big website redesign I keep mentioning? The main reason I want to do that is because over the years TFA has gone in several different directions and we’ve somehow ended up in a place where it’s not always easy to figure out how to get your hands on a special skein of our yarn. There are so many practical reasons why hand dyers depend on updates and I pass absolutely no judgement on dyers who work that way. But if you’ve missed an update because of work, life, you forgot to set an alarm or you just didn’t know it was happening, then you’re outta luck. It can start to feel like in order to get a skein of yarn you’ve got to be part of an exclusive club, which can be very alienating.

I have always tried to keep my system as simple as possible but all sorts of little changes landed TFA in a place where if you’re looking for a skein of Purple Label yarn, you’ll likely leave the site lost and confused, you’ll send me an email with a simple question “How do I buy a skein of Purple Label in Grape to knit a Sunnyside Baby sweater?” and I will send you a 3 paragraph reply that leaves you even more confused then when you started. Not cool.

Etsy Updates, Dyed-To-Order Updates, Limited Edition items, these things are all super fun and creatively rewarding for us and I don’t want to get rid of them completely, but I also don’t want them to be the only things we do. I am very excited about the new direction I’m taking our shop in. I really think it’s going to work well for everyone!

I just wanted to share a bit about why I care so much about re-organizing the shop. I want this space to be welcoming to old customers and new customers alike. Thanks for reading!

Now for the giveaway! I’ve got two beautiful skeins of TFA Orange Label yarn to give to one lucky reader! Simply leave me a comment below to enter. Easy as pie. :) A winner will be chosen at random on Friday. Good luck!

If you’re looking for pattern ideas for a single skein of luxurious yarn, here are a few suggestions: