Big Bang Bazaar visitors, thanks for stopping by!
If you picked up one of our cards at Big Bang Bazaar, you are awesome! Check out the Etsy shop if you like, or come on over to the Facebook page for news, sales, random pictures and silly piraticality.
Were you at Metrocon?
Then you are full of r0xx0r! Now go check out the Facebook page, which is generally updated a billion times more often than this web site. ;)
New knitting pattern: a skinny scarf for spring
The S&C knitting pattern collection has a new denizen: the Heel Flap Scarf. It's free, so check it out! ;D
Yarrrrrn - new in the shop
Like to knit, crochet, weave, or just paw at fluffy things? Here be some new yarn — enjoy!
Storytime + spinning demo this Saturday!
We'll be out at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market this Saturday, March 5, at the Cheeky Monkeys storytime event! Look for us on the grass by the water and the trees — we'll be the people with the spinning wheel...
New shawl pins!
They're he-ere! New whimsical copper shawl pins in the Etsy shop — get 'em while they're hot.
A cup sweater! (New knitting pattern)
Check out the new free knitting pattern over at the captain's blog. It's perfect for handle-less cups that are always cold. (For coffee mugs and other handled cups that feel left out, there will be a version for you, too! Soon. Sooooon...)
Addicted to shawl pins?
Then our new Winter Shawl Pin Clubs are perfect for you — you'll get one shawl pin every month from December through January! Get an early bird discount if you join before December 1, too, and if you order before December 10 (for U.S. domestic addresses), your first pin will arrive in time for Christmas! See all the clubs in the shop here!
Holiday Kickoff Sale through November 30!
Come get 20% off all handwovens in the Star and Crossbones Etsy shop through the end of the month — it's our way of saying thanks to you and of starting the holidays off right. ;D Enjoy!
New tip sheet: how to wash handwoven scarves
Washing your handwoven treasures is easier than sailing a ship in a gale — a lot easier, we promise. Come read about how to do it on our latest tip sheet, "How to wash handwoven scarves."
Craft show listings are up
We now have an events page! Check it out and mark your calendars for our upcoming craft shows, why doncha?
Looking for shawl pin how-to ideas?
If you recently ordered a shawl pin and are looking for the tips & tricks that are mentioned on the front of your shawl pin card,
it'll be up soon! Keep watching the free stuff section, and thanks for your patience. :D the shawl pin how-to page is ready! We're hoping to have the printable PDF ready soon, too. :D Enjoy!
Tampa Etsy Craft Party = Uber-Unsuck
Last Friday's Etsy Craft Party was a roarin' piratical time, with tasty grub and groglike beverages for all! If you were there and you have photos, stop by the party's Flickr pool and add them! If you drop us a line using our contact form, and let us know your Flickr ID, you might even have your photos featured in the captain's Tampa Etsy Craft Party gallery. :D
Cupcakes, art, yarn and free drinks at Tempus Projects — Friday, June 18
It's the handmade marketplace Etsy's fifth birthday this year, and you're invited to the party! Cap'n Crystal will be hosting the fiber arts table with her spinning wheel a-whirling, and she'll have drop spindles aplenty to share with you if you'd like to learn to make yarn. Click here to check out the Meetup group and get more information — and don't forget to RSVP there!
Enter to win a handmade, hurricane-inspired shawl pin!
It's hurricane season here in Florida, and the captain's created a miniature shawl pin to pay tribute to the Big Bad Storms. You could win it and wear it, and get a discount in our Etsy shop, too — head on over to the blog for details on how to enter.
We got interviewed!
The Florida Etsy Street Team recently did a fun interview with the captain. If you've ever wanted to know why the heck we're called Star and Crossbones, all is revealed now. Check out the FEST interview here!
Get a discount just for being nice
Thursday, April 29 is Pay It Forward Day, and we'll give you a discount code just for being nice to someone else. Details are on the captain's blog. A good deed should be rewarded!
We're in the Phat Fiber Sampler Box!
Crystal's handspun yarn is now appearing in a Phat Fiber Sampler Box near you. Didn't get a box this month? That's okay — any item you buy from us in April qualifies as an entry into the Phat Fiber superbox giveaway. Check out the discussion on Ravelry for more information.
First Yarn Update of 2010!
Come check out the new handspun, hand-dyed lovelies in our shop. (And if someone gets there before you, don't worry ... We can make more of most of them!)
Site Redesign Launched
It's here our new look! Hurrah! Is something not working for you? Weigh in with your comments by e-mailing email@example.com.