Archives for August 2014

Come work with us…

Indigodragonfly is hiring!  Interested in working with us? We have 2 new positions available. One here in our studio. One position that has some flexibility…


Seeking a part-time administrative assistant to work with us at our home studio in Haliburton County and/or remotely, helping with all administrative aspects of running our small business, including marketing, graphic design, customer service and general office work.

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Assistant Studio Minion

Seeking: part-time studio assistant to work with us at our home studio in Haliburton County, helping with all aspects of running our small business, including assisting with dyeing yarn, preparing yarn for market, packing and shipping and general studio tasks.

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Applicants are encouraged to also apply for both positions if interested, as jobs can be combined.

Candidates should email a cover letter and resume (PDF please) to:  by September 12, 2014 at 5 pm.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls, drop-ins or mailed packages please.

Did I Mention We’re 5?

And because of this, we have a number of special things happening this year.

Tomorrow we will hold our 5th Annual Highlands Fibre Fling (details, maps, etc at the link) to celebrate our 5th Anniversary.

We hope to see many of you here tomorrow!  We will be introducing two new items, but for those just too far to come and see us, these will also be available for sale online.

The first:

Kate Atherley’s incredible Rosetta Tharpe Shawl.  Shall we take another look at this incredible piece?

WiseHilda (6 of 23)


Kits will be available in ÜberMerGoat Sport and SuperBaa DK here on our website as soon as the event starts tomorrow (11 am Eastern)

The second:


Wanna see? These were an exercise in seeing how many different ways we could include the number 5.



Each package contains 5 things for $55 (approximately 15% off the total retail value of all items combined):
– a logo project bag
– buttons made by local ceramic artist Charlene McConnell (style, shape and colour will vary from package to package)
– Mini Soaks (Soak Wash – scents will vary)
– stitch markers from Jenny Any Dots (colours will vary)
– and 1 skein of CaribouaBaa in a very special Anniversary colour way: Cinco de MINE!


Cinco de MINE cariboubaa

Cinco de MINE is made up of 5 of our favourite indigodragonfly colourways (see if you can guess which ones) and is dyed in the same way as Beige…with slightly longer colour repeats.  At this time, this will be the only way to get this colour way.

Bonus: a discount card for your next online purchase at

The Anniversary packages will be available here starting at 11 am on Saturday August 16, 2014.




Rosetta Tharpe

Kate has ideas. Often caffeine induced. Usually brilliant. And always ones that make me jump up and down, shouting “me! Me! ME!!! I want to dye for that!”

This is one of those projects.

Introducing Rosetta Tharpe: a pi shawl that requires only the most basic knitting skills, makes you look like the smartest knitter on the planet and results in an easy to wear (really) wrap.

WiseHilda (5 of 23)

I love the many ways of wearing this.  Draped this way, it’s like a very elegant superhero cape.

WiseHilda (9 of 23)


And it sits perfectly there on your shoulders while you go on with your day, doing ordinary things, thinking about saving the world in your free time.

Or fold it in half, and wrap it around yourself.

WiseHilda (6 of 23)  WiseHilda (12 of 23)

It feels like your favourite blankie, but looks sophisticated and elegant.

(all photos: Gillian Martin)

Kate is tiny. I am not. This shawl, in this size, fits us both beautifully. (Yes, we also tried on people who are not shorter than a Maxi dress and it worked equally well on them)

The pattern is available on Ravelry now.  And starting on Saturday August 16, 2014, we will have kits available in a variety of colours for you.  You can purchase them at our Highland Fibre Fling event at the studio on Saturday or purchase online and we will ship yours directly to you.

Kits will be available here, starting at 11 am Eastern on August 16.

Kits will include:
– Rosetta Tharpe pattern (your choice of hard copy or PDF)
– 4 skeins of ÜberMerGoat Sport (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon) or SuperBaa DK (100% superwash merino)

Orders will be filled and shipped in the order in which they come in (within 1-3 weeks)