Friday Freebie – Sternenstaub Yarn
Today I am featuring one of my lovely sponsors. Liesa, of Sternenstaub is a hand dyer of fine yarns and fibers based in Germany. Here’s a little interview with her!
Describe your business briefly (Is it just, you?; Do you work from home?; What do you produce? etc):
Sternenstaub, in English Stardust – fine hand dyed yarns is a one-woman business. So yeah it’s basically just me. I dye/paint different yarns, sell Knit Pro products, project bags and spinning fibres. I have a little workspace at my grandmum’s mill where I dye and dry the yarns and fibres.
Do you have a specific business philosophy?
I absolutely love what I do. I’m a knitter from the heart! I love yarns, browsing through new patterns, writing up all my ideas for projects and the shop. The best way starting a day for me means, getting up, grab a coffee, snuggle back to bed with my knitting and enjoy the sunrise. After that I check the shop for new orders and answer e-mails. I love driving to the mill and diving into colors, to choose new yarns and fibres for the shop and so on.
I believe that the best way to run a business is just loving what you do!
What inspires you to make what you make?
Inspiring is what surrounds us.. nature, travelling, art. A lot of people walk around without really noticing what surrounds them – without really looking at things and people! There is so much beauty in every detail.
What is your favourite product currently in stock?
Aww hard question, I love them all! My favourites today are the new spinning fibres I added to the shop yesterday. It’s really hard to give them away sometimes. If Bluefaced Star #13 is still in stock in 1 week, I’ll grab it!
Look at it.. isn’t it just stunning?
Are you a knitter/crocheter? If so, what is your favourite thing to knit or crochet?
I’m a knitter! I love knitting fair isle socks and pullovers. I love shawls, cardigans, lace..
Her site is in German but the handy-dandy Google Translate button will fix most of your problems. She also speaks perfect English and is wonderful to deal with if you email her with questions.
Sternenstaub Yarns has kindly offered this delicious skein of BambooStar (80% Wool, 20% Bamboo; 400m/100g) in the colourway Unikat 56. To me this looks like the highlighters I used to get so much use out of at school.It is delightfully soft and squishy!
There are two ways to enter this contest:
1. Visit the Sternenstaub website, take a look around and come back here and post your favourite product of hers to the comments of this post.
2. Subscribe as a follower to this blog.
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