Friday, November 23, 2007

Down & very bitchy

Feeling a bit down, have just been reading a forum where several members where
A- complaining about how expensive my yarn is
and
B - complaining that hand-dyers don't dye their own yarn as it is all done in factories.

Wish I was a member of the forum where I could tell them that.......
A- MY YARN IS EXPENSIVE BECAUSE I ONLY BUY THE BEST QUALITY WHICH IS EXPENSIVE AND IT COSTS A LOT MORE TO DYE WITH PLANTS THAN NOT, SOME OF MY DYES COST £6 FOR 25GMS AND A DYEBATH NEEDS 100GMS.
and
B - I DO ALL MY DYEING AND ITS NOT DYED IN A FACTORY (UNLESS YOU COUNT THE FARM AS A FACTORY).

I would also tell them if you want to spend less money, go ahead and buy cheap nasty yarn that A- the only animals it has seen are the ones the lorry passed on the way from factory to yarn seller.
and
B - not only is it synthetic but also a potential pollutant due to the various stages it goes through been made.

GRRRRRRRR

12 comments:

debz said...

wish i had seen these comments too, i would have said something on your behalf. dont worry about them, they are just jealous, your yarn is gorgeous and i have the pleasure of owning some too

Super Monkey said...

Well I like your yarn, and I've just sent some to America and my swap buddy likes it too. So there.

I don't actually think you're that expensive really, but then I am used to the finer things in life. Also the stickier things.

Cazzie said...

I am probably very biased and know I am seriously adicted to NDS yarn- but I dont think your yarns are any more expensive than other high quality yarns available, we all have a choice about what we buy :D

yvette said...

I am sorry you had to read other peoples horrible comments. I love your yarn and make everyone I know try it, it is fabulous.

Saffy said...

Well, they are very silly - I don't think your yarn is too expensive and it is always my first port of call for sock yarn. At the end of the day I go to the suppliers who I trust to provide the best quality.

STASHSIREN said...

I hate this kind of 'sour grapes'! Debz is right about envy - talent is a wonderful and valuable thing, and many people feel the need to lash out due to envy! You have a real talent and flair, and I LOVE your yarns - please don't feel down! :)

Anonymous said...

I have purchased lots of the other makes of so called Hand dyed/painted yarns. There are only a couple of other makes besides yours that I would purchase again. Your prices are very competitive and reflect your excellent quality of dying and yarn.

There are a couple of companies that I would never return to, the quality of their dying and yarns are very poor and the customer service in one case is diabolical.

Don't you worry, I'll always buy from you!

Tsuki said...

Hi there.
I just received some of your yarn in my SP swap, and I recently bought some too. I think it's absolutely lush! Okay, so it's not 10p for as much as you can carry, but really - it's not just great Yarn, it's _unique_.
I'd love to come see the farm too, I'm a bit exciteable though, so maybe when I have some spare cash!

the loving husband said...

Well, what can I say - she is my wife and I love her lots - but she is very special and very talented (even if she doesn't clean the house or cook anymore - to be truthful I actually quite enjoy it!) - Amanda cares passionately about her wool and has worked hard for the past few years to get herself to where she is now, and sometimes people who write offensive things never actually reaslise the damage they can cause. Thanks to everyone who supports Amanda & NDS - knit on!
p.s. Hi super monkey - hows badger?

Super Monkey said...

Glad to report that Badger is as criminally insane as ever.

Anonymous said...

Sorry they made you feel so bad. I have 2 of your yarns (one project completed, a beautiful small capelet with a shell-lace design) and earns me lots of compliments, the other 4 skeins keep "winking" at me when I walk by the yarn basket). Your yarns are lovely and soft, and the colors (yes, I'm American) are beautiful. I can tell they're hand-dyed; the "factory-made" hand- dyes are too mechanically "even", yours have the human touch. I completed a project in another co.'s "hand-dyed"yarn before I learned that some are made in a factory, and the diff. between theirs and yours is very clear! Keep on dye-ing!! -Sanny

Anonymous said...

Your yarn isn't expensive at all - it is very lovely and knits a treat, I have no complaints, except you don't do NINO yet in male colours, my dad is called NINO and I would like enough of this yarn to do him a sleevless vest, need about 450gms or so...

Susan in south-west London, UK