Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Super Explosive Intergalactic Grab Bag

Once again, I'm offering my Etsy friends a fortune in fiber for a fraction of its value, with The Appalachian Voodoo Super Explosive Intergalactic Grab Bag!

Here's what you get:

You get one dozen (TWELVE!) tasty fiber batts, each guaranteed to be 2.0 ounces or more, for a total of over 24 ounces!

In these batts, you'll get a little of everything in my fiber arsenal: Angora, Yak, Merino, Bamboo, Punta, Baby Alpaca, Firestar, Icicle, Angelina, Glitz, Cashmere, Corriedale, Silk, Tussah Silk, Shredded Sari Silk, Silk Noils, Lincoln, Lincoln Locks, Tinsel, Llama, Yarn Bits, Viscose, Tencel, Soy Silk, Camel Down, and more.

The value of these batts, sold individually, would be between $10 and $14 each, making this clearly a wallet-boggling, economy-defying deal!

....but wait, there's MORE!

I'll ALSO fill out the package by throwing in a choice assortment of mini-batts, fiber samples, locks and fun stuff to help dress up your projects. These bonus goodies alone will keep you happy and occupied for some time, and raise the combined value of the entire kit to around TWO HUNDRED dollars!

....but wait, there's STILL MORE!

What if I told you that for a limited time only (I could snap back to sanity any day now!), I offer this spectacular cavalcade of delicious fibery goodness with FREE SHIPPING in the United States?

(Photo is to illustrate my style of batts, and does not show the actual batts I will make personally for your order. Batts will be in a wide variety of colors!)

Convo me if you have any questions......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Batts!

And still more batches o' batts, shipping out to happy spinners and sinners...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flight of the Batts

More and more orders for the Superexplosive Etc. batt deals are keepin' me busy here at the Appalachian Voodoo Fibers processing center (my dining room table). Here's some pics of the latest batch flying out the door...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Catclaw's Merlin Opens in NYC Tonight!

Appalachian Voodoo Fibers were used in the creation of the clothing worn by the papier-mache puppets in Catclaw Theatre Company's debut of The Birth of Merlin, which opens tonight in Brooklyn, NYC!

This is Jeffrey Scott Holland's adaptation of a play that was credited to William Shakespeare and William Rowley in a 1662 quarto, though modern scholars pooh-pooh any notion of the Bard's involvement. (Then again, they used to pooh-pooh Pericles but now it's finally become accepted into Shakespearean canon. The Two Noble Kinsmen and King Edward III are relatively recent newcomers to mainstream acceptance, and Sir Thomas More is making great inroads towards it.)

Expect the show to appear in other U.S. cities in 2010.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Meet Mr. Krampus, our quality control manager.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hot Dyepot Action!

The old JSH dyepots are a-cookin' again. Here's a step by step pictorial of the process. Above we have an antique enamelware/graniteware oval roaster, filled with alpaca soaking in water.

White vinegar and pink dye are mixed together in a mason jar, then that mixture is poured directly on the alpaca. It's deliberately left haphazard, so that a desired mottled effect will occur on the finished fiber.

Then a vinegar-blue dye mixture is poured on the other half. Again, it's left uneven, knowing that some parts will end up bluer than others. Also, the blue and the pink are not separated, allowing the colors to run together slightly.

The fiber is soaked in water, drained and hung up to dry, awaiting the drum carder. The final colors of this batch were more vivid than it appears here; the colors were washed out somewhat by the camera's flash.