Are you looking for some amazing yarns at reasonable prices? Keep an eye on this page to know where Posh Fibers will have a booth next!
This weekend! April 9-10, 2016 — Ann Arbor Fiber Expo will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. The show runs Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Don’t miss it!
The next big event is Shearing Day at the farm — May 2, 2016 in the afternoon! This event is open to the public and raw fiber will be sold on the spot, so don’t miss it! Go to Pronking Acres Alpaca Farm for directions and contact information.
We will have a booth at Yarncon! If you’ve never been, you are in for such a treat! Thousands of square feet of vendors — all with amazing yarn! Bring your patterns and ideas.
And since this is our debut show with our new yarn lines, every purchase over $50 earns you a FREE project bag filled with links to patterns that have been tested with our yarns! (Samples will also be at the show.)
We do hope you’ll come visit our booth!
April 2-3, 2016 Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall 1340 W Washington St., Chicago, Illinois 60607
Admission is FREE!
For more information on the event see the Yarncon site
The Craft Yarn Council has published a chart of yarn weights, which defines the thickness of the yarn as well as the gauge obtained with the yarn and the crochet hook or knitting needles that are best suited for each weight.
See the graphic or visit the Craft Yarn Council’s webpage for more information.
Each yarn sold at Posh Fibers will be marked with the internationally recognized yarn weight name and symbol to aid in your buying choices!
Natural fibers can vary greatly in fineness. To grade a set of fleeces/fibers, it is helpful to have the results of a histogram test, and specifically the Average Fiber Diameter (AFD). The AFD is the measurement commonly known as the micron count (because the equipment used measures each fiber in microns) and represents the average diameter of the fiber sample measured in microns. It is also possible to sort and grade fibers without this test. The professionals who do this are able to sort raw fiber into ranges of only 3 microns at the rate of 150-200 pounds a day! That takes a lot of practice! So, either with the help of the AFD from the histogram test or the help of a professional sorter/grader, natural fibers are categorized by their micron. There are six categories, or “grades,” used in this process.Grade Name Microns Use Grade 1 Ultra Fine (Royal baby) < 20 microns Next to skin Grade 2 Superfine (Baby) 20-22.9 microns Next to skin Grade 3 Fine 23-25.9 microns Most versatile grade Yarn and textiles Grade 4 Medium 26-28.9 microns Socks and blankets Grade 5 Coarse 29-32 microns Mattress pads, quilt batting, rugs, seat cushions, Grade 6 Robust 32.1-35 microns stuffing for pet bedding, insulation