Thursday, August 7, 2014

Vineyard Strandable Merino Wool, ie Merino petite

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!


  1. please reconsider the migration to facebook solely as many of us are backing off Facebook since the announcement about them spying on us via their required Facebook Messenger program and filming us and then if we are not on Messenger, we cannot access portions of friends' pages. thanks

  2. and, P.S. the hyperlink in your posting does not seem to work

  3. Hi, ok fixed the link. If I can ask, my posts on Facebook are one liners brief posts to show, I hope, the breadth of products I offer with only a fraction for sale in my online store. Do you prefer more content with a blog post? I am surprised how many stitchers will communicate with me through Facebook rather than email so I'm only trying to go where the people are. I use Facebook by choice, for myself maybe once a week at best, no time and only moderately interested when I could be doing other things. But at the moment it is so heavily used I feel by stitchers that I feel like a fool sitting on the side when I could be a part of it. Thanks for your time in letting me know how you feel, if stitchers like you let me know then it only helps me server you better.


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