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A Few Announcements!

I have a few announcements that I’m happy to make this week.

Studio Ewe

A while back I mentioned that our yarns were going to be in an online store, and I’m happy to announce that they are now open!  They specialize in smaller hand-dyed yarns and accessories, and I’m proud to be a part of their new store.  Studio Ewe is currently carrying a selection of our Dachshund yarn.  Check them out here!

Ann Arbor Fiber Expo

I’m happy to announce that I will be attending the 2014 Spring Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI.  Here’s some basic information:

Saturday, March 22nd: 9AM-5PM
Sunday, March 23rd: 10AM-4PM
$4 Admission - One Day
$6 Admission - Two Days
(Children under 12 free)

As always, you can find more information about this event over at the Event page!

Testimonial Page

I have created a testimonial page to share what people have to say about our yarns.  If you would like to add something to our page, fill out the form!  Click here to check out our new page!

Posted on December 18, 2013 and filed under Events.

Art Beat Is This Saturday!

This Saturday is Fiber Hound's first Art Beat booth!  We will have a bunch of newly-dyed yarns that are not yet listed on our online store.  

To the left is the map of the event, and I may be anywhere within the highlighted area; I will find out exactly where the booth is the day of the event, and post it on Fiber Hound's facebook page.  

I will be there from 12PM to 8PM - I hope to see you there!


A sample of the yarns that will be available for sale. 

Posted on August 14, 2013 and filed under Events.

Puppy Love Party - Recap

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending my first yarn release party for Fiber Hound!  Reverie Yarn, Decor & Gifts is the lucky first shop to carry my yarns, and I am so fortunate to be able to work with them.  The shop is owned by 7 people who came together with a common vision, and grew from the ashes of a closed yarn store in Goshen, Indiana.  Conveniently, the shop is located 45 minutes away from my studio.  They feature a wide array of yarns from Berroco, Manos, Lorna's Laces, and Kauni, as well as many non-yarn items.  Their shop aesthetic is perfect: homey, warm, and full of yarn.

Reverie's first order consisted of various colors of Afghan Hound, Dachshund, and Basenji, and they prominently featured these yarns for the party.  They also had a new and talented designer, Denise Devereux of d. Designs, create a pattern out of my yarn!  I was happy to see many of her patterns fly out the door at the party. 

One of Reverie's great ideas for the evening was to create a matching game based on the names of my yarns on the back of custom order forms.  For each dog photo you could match with it's breed name, you would get 1% off.  I'll admit that some of these were tricky, because a lot of the dogs I named my yarns after look like long haired greyhounds!


The event went very successfully, and I'm so pleased to be associated with them.  I intend for them to be the first of many lovely stores that Fiber Hound yarns will be associated with.



The view of the store when you walk in.  Beautiful! 

Basenji, Dachshund, and Afghan Hound yarn. 

Pressed Leaves, from Botanical Knits: Twelve Designs Inspired by Trees and Foliage, made out of Afghan Hound in Cerberus.

The lovely cowl pattern designed with Fiber Hound's yarns! 

The vibrant cowl from d. Designs

Posted on July 24, 2013 and filed under Events.

Puppy Love Party!

I announced last week that my yarns would be sold at our first yarn store, Rêverie Yarn, Décor & Gifts!  This store is located in Goshen, Indiana, and is about 45 minutes from my studio.  I had the pleasure of meeting with the ladies who owned the store about a month ago, and they were very enthusiastic about what Fiber Hound has to offer.  They placed their first order, and they are releasing the yarns at a launch party on Thursday, July 18th, from 5PM to 7PM.

As announced in their newsletter:

Caitlyn will be there with plenty of samples and models for you to see (and nuzzle) as well as to answer questions about her process and the yarns. You will have the opportunity to buy some of her luscious yarns that evening, of course, but there will be a limited supply, so in-store sales will be first-come, first-served (so come early!)
There will also be some puppy-themed snacks, games & prizes.
Come join the fun!

If you're interested in seeing more details of this event (or any other events in the future), please check out our Events page!  It has all the dates, times, and addresses of this and future events that I will be participating in.

I'm really looking forward to this party, and I hope to see you there!   

Posted on July 10, 2013 and filed under Events.

Fiber Hound goes to TNNA!

Every year around the middle of summer, yarn shop owners, designers, and wholesalers from all over the world gather at a trade show hosted by TNNA (The National Needlearts Association).  A purpose of the show is for yarn shops to see what is new and happening with the vending yarns and designers, along with notions and other fun yarn-related objects.  This was my second year attending, and my purpose was to see what's new and to see what new bases were out there for dyers, as well as any other useful tools.  Traveling with me was Kristen, who is looking to open a shop in the next year or so, and we enjoyed sharing our goal of talking to a TON of different people.

We traveled from South Bend, Indiana to Columbus, Ohio Friday evening, and enjoyed a 5 1/2 hour drive riddled with bizarre construction and the occasional detour.  We stayed at an amazing B&B called Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast, which was a short drive from the convention center.  The architecture of the home was incredible, and our hosts were very kind, and great cooks too!  We ate the breakfast they made for us both Saturday and Sunday.

When we went to the convention center Saturday, we were able to enjoy the opening ceremonies, which played into this year's theme of "Hollywood".  (We don't recall there being a theme last year.)  This involved some guy performing various show tunes on a stage setup along with dancers, as well as what I can only assume was a specially composed song just for TNNA.  It was weird, well done, and delightful, but mostly weird.

We met up with Schacht, the creator of the Zoom Loom, which I used to create the woven samples on the Fiber Hound website. They were delighted to see the samples in person, and thought that it was an ingenious idea to use the Zoom Loom in this fashion.  I was excited to see how well it was marketed across the show floor; the majority of the yarn booths had a small sign with a sample of their yarns woven with it.  It was so much fun to be able to chat with the creators of many great products.

We stopped at the Ravelry booth, which had the purpose of helping store owners use their pattern sales tool.  While Kristen was learning about how to use the tool, I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Casey, who does the main coding for the website.  I showed him a picture of Dwight, and we chatted about how goofy both of our dogs were.

One can never have a blog about TNNA without mentioning Jeni's Ice Cream, which originates in Columbus.  Eating their ice cream is considered a rite of passage for the trade show, because they're made from all natural ingredients, with both common and bizarre flavor combinations that all have delicious outcomes.  Across the street from the convention center is North Market, which has a number of small restaurants and shops, as well as one of the Jeni's location.  There is another down the street from the convention center, and they are both often packed.  Because the trade show is going to be in Indianapolis next year, I'm sure thousands of people will mourn the lack of incredible ice cream.

TNNA was a delightful amount of fun.  There are many things which occurred that I am not able to mention in this post because they're surprises for later, but I'm really excited about all the people I was able to connect with, as well as having made some decisions for the future of this business.


We surprised Dwight with a bowtie from a shop in Columbus.

Posted on June 26, 2013 and filed under Events, Behind The Scenes.