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About this project

We at A Riot of Color love hand-dyeing vibrant yarns and fibers for you to bring your fiber projects to life. While we sell on Etsy, our favorite way to share our work with you is by bringing it to festivals and retreats. To do this well, we need more space. My Prius is not equal to the task of bringing all we need. This project aims to raise the funds to purchase a used van and fit it out to provide cargo space as well as camping space for us at festivals. 

We plan to install a bed, a generator, a mini-fridge, insulation, and curtains. We will also purchase a camp kitchen to allow us to cook for ourselves. The funds will also cover the first year of insurance and registration for the van.

We will reward you with a custom-dyed colorway and exclusive pattern. Neither the colorway nor the pattern will be available outside this campaign for one year from the end of reward delivery.

Supporters at the $150 level will have colorways named after them.

At the $500 and $1000 levels, we will design a private fiber retreat for you and five of your friends, complete with goody bags. At the higer level, Susan will travel to teach at and run the retreat. 

Risks and challenges

One risk of buying a used van is that it will be less robust than we need for our many travels. We will have a mechanic examine any van before purchase.

Another possible problem would be delays in getting the yarn and fiber for the custom-dyed skeins and braids. If this happens, we will alert you to the expected delivery dates. If the delay reaches past the end of April, it may be difficult to get yarn and fiber dyed during our busiest season. Again, if this happens, we will communicate the new dates as accurately as possible.

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    Along for the Ride! Good Karma and a social media shout-out to thank you for your support.

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    Along for the ride! Go for a virtual ride in the van with me! I will send a video "ride" to you.

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    Road Crew A: Receive a 100g braid of fiber in or exclusive Kickstarter colorway: Hittin' the Road.

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    Road Crew B: Receive a 100 gram skein of sock yarn in our exclusive Kickstarter colorway: Hittin' the Road and the exclusive sock pattern "Roadside Scenery."

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    Road Crew C: Receive a 100 gram skein of SW BFL/silk/cashmere fingering weight yarn in our exclusive Kickstarter colorway: Hittin' the Road and the exclusive sock pattern "Roadside Scenery."

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    Back Seat Driver: Name a colorway after you. After a brief chat about favorite colors, hobbies, etc., I will design an exclusive colorway named after you. You will receive the first skein. Additional skeins available at extra cost.

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    Navigator: I will plan a private retreat for you and five of your friends. I will send 6 goody bags (skein of yarn, project bag, stitch markers and pattern) and ideas for your retreat. You will have 18 months from the end of the campaign to use this reward.

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    Co-pilot: I will plan and run a private retreat for you and five of your friends. I will bring 6 goody bags (skein of yarn, project bag, stitch markers and pattern) and teach at the retreat. You will need to cover travel and lodging costs for me. You will have 18 months from the end of the campaign to use this reward.

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