Vineyard Merino Strandable (or as I like to think of it, Merino petite). According to the information Vineyard will begin shipping mid- to end of September. It will be available in all 230 colors, and the price for 18 yards will be, depending on the shop, around 4.50 a skein for 18 yards. BUT its 18 yards of 6 ply strands so its a lot of usable fiber in a skein if you were to compare this to Burmilana or Impressions. How thick is it? The first picture below is sort of how it looks once the skein is cut open. Second picture is showing a single ply. Third picture is a side by side comparison: Beginning with one ply of the merino petite just below the yellow hang tag. Immediately below this is a single ply of Burmilana, its pretty darn close IMO. third fiber down is a single ply of Gloriana Lorikeet and the one at the bottom is DMC Floche. I think its fairly equal to each of these. Yes the Lorikeet is fluffier but stitched with some slight tension its going to compress a tad. Its all pretty exciting to have a new kind of fiber! Next I'd like to do a comparison to the old Medici, I think its going to be very similar.
Hey who moved the party?
Yes, I haven't been posting recently on my blog here. While I've always appreciated everyone of you who stops by to visit I've also been a bit jealous knowing how much activity happens on Facebook. Its simply reality at the moment that Facebook seems to be the hub. So in hopes to reach more stitchers I started a Facebook page for the shop and here's where I've been lately. I'll still post here, things that require more "space". But on a day to day I'll be over there, its easier to leave comments and has a more feeling of community. See you around!