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IMPERIAL YARN


IMPERIAL YARN

“Once a year, we harvest the soft, white wool from the sheep and begin the process of transforming this naturally renewable resource into a wide selection of fibers and yarns. All of our wool is specially milled without harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, leaving it comfortable, soft and pure. Custom colored to reflect the ranch’s unique high-desert landscape, Imperial Stock Ranch yarns and fibers offer knitters, weavers and other fiber artists a naturally beautiful array of hues, textures and weights.”

“You won’t find Imperial Stock Ranch wool in any other yarn on the market. We are a USA wool product. We take pride in this, and hope you will, too, as you peruse our yarns.”

Buy Imperial Stock Ranch Knitting Kits & Patterns too.

MEASURE-BY-THE-YARD TM


Holly adds: This would make a great gift for the quilter in your life!

MEASURE-BY-THE YARD

“Measure-By-The-Yard”TM is the newest measuring tool for
those who work with measuring fabric of all types, especially for quilters.
“Measure-By-The-Yard”TM is the easy way to measure yardage,
because it Converts Inches into Yards at a Glance tm. Now
there’s no more trying to get a stretchy plastic or cloth tape to lay flat…no more flip flopping of a yard stick, no more using a calculator, no more guessing, or making the wrong measurement.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETSY


Holly adds: I have actually had a shop on Etsy since 2008, but I have never listed anything ;o(. It is time to change that. I have started to make charm bracelets using vintage (and new) items that I have collected over the years. Each one is unique. So, in the next few weeks I will be adding some items to my Etsy shop-hollymaren’s EPHEMERA ETCETERA. I will also be adding vintage jewelry and fun items for helping you create your own special art work.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hollymaren.
I hope you will  check it out (give me a few days)-thank you!
 

ETSY

“Etsy is the world’s handmade marketplace.”

“Our mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works. We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun.”

You can find just about anything here! Beautiful, funky, unique, one-of-a -kind, gorgeous items abound. I have included some pictures below of sample products picked at random.


 

 

 

ARGEE CORPORATION


ARGEE CORPORATION

“ARGEE CORPORATION is a 40 plus year-old prime manufacturer and inventor of products to make life easier. We do all our own plastic molding, skin packaging, blade cutting, and box making.”

WHITE’S METAL DETECTORS


WHITE’S METAL DETECTORS

“Made in America. Past, present, and future
The company is currently led by Ken and Mary White, guided by the same philosophy that was so successful for Ken’s father 60 years ago. “Give the customers quality and value, and treat your employees like family.” White’s currently builds metal detectors for hobby, industry, and security, in Sweet Home, Oregon with a second facility in Inverness, Scotland that serves Europe and Asia.”

D-CRATES


D-CRATES 

“Born in 2008, we are headquartered in a 50,000 square foot state of the art warehouse facility in Queens, New York. You can count on us to provide you with the largest selection of high quality, brand name storage products, crates, boxes, and much more on the Internet. Our goal at Dcrates.com is to provide an exceptional online shopping experience and become the one-stop shopping source for all your storage needs.”

QUINCE & CO


QUINCE & CO.   Yarns, Patterns, E-books

Pam Allen said, “This was a totally exciting idea to me that we could make a yarn here in the U.S.” So she and Rice set about to create a modern, affordably priced American-sourced yarn, spun in what was formerly a textile mill.”

“Instead of selling the yarn wholesale, Allen sells it directly to her customers from her Web site. This allows her to make a better product, a truly American yarn, at a price that is affordable to knitters everywhere. The yarn is available exclusively to see and touch at the flagship store, KnitWit in Portland, at Purl Diva in Brunswick, and at Loop Yarn in London. But most people buy “their Quince” from the Web site.”

“Allen dreams of a day when she can produce seasonal processed and spun yarn from animals raised in Maine. (The wool in Quince & Co. is currently all “territory” wool, which comes from the American West.) She sees local yarn as the next big thing, highlighting the individual qualities of the animal fleeces, much the way our farmers’ markets celebrate our specific regional vegetable varieties.”

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