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This Week Only: Two Small Dishes

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This week only, some tester dishes I made a couple of weeks ago. While I will eventually bring this design in, they won't be in this color - so this is a must-grab for someone who wants something unique! One square and one octagon, in a knitted cabled design, in Firebrick Red glaze over chocolate clay. A must-have for the yarn lover who wants some one-of-a-kind-pieces! Octagon - Approximate Height: 1 inches Approximate Width: 5.25 inches Approximate Weight: 6 oz Square - Approximate Height: 1 inches Approximate Width: 6 inches Approximate Weight: 10 oz This is a set that contains both dishes! — Needful things. Limited time...

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New in the Shop: Your Joy Will Turn to Ashes in Your Mouth

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Shades of purple, dark to light... almost as if that Regent You Love to Hate was choking, having been poisoned at his own wedding. If a solid, flat purple isn't your thing, if you want depth and texture and an interplay of shades, this is the rich and eye-catching color for you! HaldeCraft HandDyed yarns started life in 2007 in a small yarn store in Gainesville, Florida (Hanks Yarn and Fiber) and was then called "Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye". It has continued online as HaldeCraft HandDyed since 2011, and is hand-dyed and lovingly re-skeined in a...

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Works-in-Progress (10/17/18)

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This week is all about catching up, getting my feet underneath me, and figuring focus! In ceramics, the October mug of the month was listed yesterday... no, Monday, haha. Monday! Cute little cauldron cups because y'all liked the shape I made for a friend a couple of months ago, but in a different color. They're so twee! I've also got a table full of bisque to be glazed, and a pile of bisque after that which just can't fit on the table but is in the queue. Lots to do in restocking and in prepping for the holiday season. I'm...

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Back in stock: Gradient Sock Blanks

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Gradient sock blanks are back in stock! An experiment in gradient colors, these sock blanks go from dark to light to dark again, and will give whatever you make a truly unique, and almost heathered, look. Curious about sock blanks, and how they work up? You can crochet or knit from one end, unraveling from the blank as you go, or you can do what you'd do with a skein and wind it into a center-pull ball, first. It's up to you! I'll have an example of something I have on the needles at the end of this post. HaldeCraft...

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The October 2018 HaldeCrate: Day of the Dead

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The theme of the October HaldeCrate, which shipped today, is Día de Muertos. Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead – is a Mexican holiday that while celebrated around the same time as Halloween here in the United States, is not a spooky holiday – not centered around scares and frights. It is a celebration that spans days, during which family and friends gather to celebrate loved ones who have passed, and to help the spirits on their journey. It is a time to honor the dead, to remember those who may have gone, but not left our hearts, and...

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