IndigoFiberCottage

Thimbles, a Sweater Blocking Frame, and Quilt Patterns

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Announcement   New at Indigo Fiber Cottage - Traditional Quilt Patterns for Intermediate quilters, with more to come.
Knitters! Please take a look at the new "A Frugal Knitter's Wooly Board" Instructions.
Don't spend over $100 for a sweater blocking frame when you can make it yourself for under $50!

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2018

New at Indigo Fiber Cottage - Traditional Quilt Patterns for Intermediate quilters, with more to come.
Knitters! Please take a look at the new "A Frugal Knitter's Wooly Board" Instructions.
Don't spend over $100 for a sweater blocking frame when you can make it yourself for under $50!

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Don't Fret! I've got you Covered!

Fiddle and violin players add Ornaments to their tunes to make them unique and interesting for the listener. My "Ornaments" Case Blankets and Instrument Bags are designed to make you smile the minute you open your case and get you in the mood to play some awesome music!

Why use a Blanket or a Bag? Protection and Insulation are so important to fine string instruments. Even if you're currently using a "student" instrument, you'll want to keep rosin dust off the surface of your violin and keep the bow(s) from hitting and possibly scratching the varnish. If you're playing an instrument that you love and cherish, a "fancy" blanket or bag is a reward for both yourself and your music.

As a bonus, each Blanket comes with one of my exclusive Ornaments String Protector Mini Blankets. What's that, you ask? It's a tiny version of your blanket (same fabrics and organic cotton padding) that is designed to protect your strings from the hold-down straps that go around the neck of your instrument. Those Velcro (or even leather) straps are hard on your strings! This little blanket goes on top of the strings and helps to hold the neck firmly but gently in place.

I use first quality cotton, silk and satin fabrics in lots of different colors and patterns. Some of my "Ornaments" are named after famous songs or people (you'll see why) and they are all just beautiful.

You may be wondering - why choose a Blanket over a Bag and vice-versa? In my experience, a Blanket provides more padding between the instrument and the top of the case. It's also faster to remove, letting you "get to" your fiddle quickly when the lightning strikes! The organic cotton padding in the Blanket also absorbs and releases more humidity, providing your instrument a better environment. If your instrument fits very snugly into the case, a Blanket is the best choice

A Bag, on the other hand, protects all sides and surfaces of your instrument. Loose dust, and other items rattling around in your case (like your shoulder rest) will be kept away from your instrument. Because a Bag covers the sides as well as the top and bottom, the fit can be quite snug. If you can't fit the tip of your finger between the side of your case and the instrument, a Blanket may be a better choice. It takes a little longer to put your violin in and out of a bag, but the protection is very nice. If padding and temperature control is on your Bag wish list, I can add a strip of organic cotton padding along the top.

If you're in a hurry, you can choose one of my in-stock blankets or bags for next business day shipping. If the first picture you see on a listing is of the fabric itself, it will take me one extra day to make your blanket or bag. That way, if you need something just a little different from the "normal", I can do that quickly.

If you have a few more days, we can work together to choose fabrics, fit the blanket to your individual case and instrument size, add your monogram, or add other personal touches.

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