Have you ever gotten a monthly sampler box from Phat Fiber before? Have you heard of Phat Fiber? If not, you should as it gives you access to different types of fibers and goodies that you may not have ever gotten your hands on before – OR perhaps were afraid to buy an entire skein/hank of. A few years ago I purchased a sampler box, and I was in love. Sarah E. White at about.com got her first sampler box and reviews it after the jump!
I’ve long been intrigued by Phat Fiber. I don’t know how I first came across the company, which sends fiber, yarn and related goodies to enthusiasts who buy their monthly sampler boxes. But it’s such a great idea: get indie yarn makers and dyers to provide little samples of their goods to a large quantity of people who get to sample the good and hopefully come back and order more and tell all their friends about it.
In the four years Phat Fiber has been around, it’s become incredibly popular, with boxes selling out quickly when they’re released. Each month has a theme (this month’s ice cream social, happens to go on sale today) and each box contains specially dyed yarn and roving samples, stitch markers, patterns and other goodies, as well as coupons that can be used to purchase more of the good stuff.