Tits Out Collective Charity and Hyde Park Hat

Whew! These last two weeks have been seriously incredible!!

Dragon Hoard Yarn has participated in some very spectacular things this last week! Starting with the charity collective, hosted by Countessablaze.com, and @contessablaze on instagram. The start of this collective goes back a few months when the Countess was approached and asked to give a large portion of her stock and time for free, in order to gain "exposure" for her brand. She responded by releasing a colorway of yarn called, "If I Want Exposure, I'll Get My Tits Out". (a little brash, but it gets the message across) This message encompasses what we as makers all have a story on, whether it be a friend who wants you to make them the sweater you just made for free, or someone not approving of the prices you have to keep your products at. 

When the colorway was replicated by another online shop, instead of retaliation, the countess opened it up to all makers. She relinquished the rights to the name and colors, and asked makers to create their own. In doing so, they also were required to donate 5$ to a charity of their choice. I chose to donate my proceeds to The Trevor Project, which is a non profit suicide prevention program for teens in the LGBTQI community. This last week, we were able to raise over $300!!!! 

I cannot begin to thank everyone who supported me and my shop in trying to raise money for this organization! This non-profit has always meant a lot to me on a personal level, with my friends and family who have struggled with suicidal ideation in the past. 

Another thing that happened this week..... I released a pattern! The Hyde Park pattern is now available on https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hyde-park-2

This pattern is in collaborations with a few other makers, in the lead-up to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck), in October! We are all coming up with a few patterns as part of a "Decked Out For Rhinebeck" collection. Go check out @yarn_cafe_creations and @thecrazysocklady on instagram to see their patterns as well as they come out! 

For the shop update this week, I am working on some Halloween colorways!!!! ..... as well as finishing up the Halloween Advent Calendar dyeing. (former Etsy shop) I have been asked a few times if there will be spots opening up again, and sadly... I have not written anything down and am almost finished with dyeing all the yarn. I have two AMAZING collaborative sock sets that I am planning for Halloween for sure, and coming up with some fun colorways as well. I am hoping that this will make it up to those who are missing out on the advents! haha One collaboration with be made with the amazing Sucre Sucre Minatures (sucresucreminiatures.com)  and another with Lilastyles (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilaStyles) So watch out for those awesome collaborations starting in September!

More new yarn colorways are going to be trickling into the shop this weekend, so keep an eye out! 

I hope you all have a wonderful yarny week, and none of your yarn tangles!

Trysten

 


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