Introducing our special selection of Fiber Arts!
We are proud to present our collection of luxury hand painted and dyed yarns featuring some of the world's most talented independent artisans and communities.
Shown with our favorite Alex Sepkus "Candy" bands is the hand painted chunky yarn from Lisa and Miguel Paz of Misti Alpaca.
This incredibly soft, 100% alpaca yarn comes from the Paz family farm located at the base of the Misti volcano in Arequipa, Peru which has been owned and operated by Miguel's family for 4 generations.
The family is involved with every aspect of the creation of the yarn from raising the alpaca, to spinning (with bicycles attached to spinning wheels!), and hand painting the yarns which are dried in the sun. Their beautiful, luxurious, and colorful fibers showcase the quality of their yarns and continue the famous textile traditions of Peru.
Hedgehog Fibres was founded by Beata Jezek, who was born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia.
After moving to Ireland Beata took up knitting as a hobby. Frustrated with the quality and color of the yarns that were available to her, she started dying her own in her bathtub at home. In 2010 she opened a small studio (Jezek means Hedgehog in Slovakian) and an online store.
Known for her vibrant and unique colorways, HHF has since become known world wide with a devoted following.
Their fingering weight "Skinny Singles", sock yarn, and squishy DK weight make any project fun to make and special to wear!
(Beata also assures us that no Hedgehogs were harmed in the making of her yarn!)
Life in the Long Grass was born from the joy of creating and living in rural Ireland.
With their dye studio in a field next to their restored our "one-hundred-year-old derelict farmhouse" they have established a set if core values that are integral to their company: "Ethical yarns, local employment, slow living, care, and quality"
Their slow, meticulous process of hand dying ensures a depth and consistency of color in all of their skeins.
Their earthy singles are 100% superwash Marino that have a subtle sheen adding a luxurious look and feel to any garment.
Manos Del Uruguay was established in 1968 by a group of Uruguayan women to highlight the skills that they were taught by their mothers and grandmothers and to create an source of income and independence for members of their community.
Today, this non-profit organization has grown to 12 cooperative communities all located in small villages of Uruguay's countryside. They specialize in small batch hand dyed yarns in bright colors with unique variations. Every skein comes with a tag signed by the artisan maker and the name of the village where the co-op is located.
Shown here is their "Cabrito" kid mohair yarn that is soft and light as a cloud. Use it for a delicate garment, or hold it together with their "Fino" or "Maxima" yarns to add color depth and texture to any project.
Adele's Mohair comes from Angora goats that roam freely across the Karoo region of South Africa. The yarn is processed, dyed and embellished by local women, primarily from the Xhosa tribe, using traditional methods combined with contemporary fair trade and green practices.
Adele is known for her soft, quality fibers but also the exciting and unusual embellishments she adds such as beads, ribbons, feathers, sea shells, and vintage lace.
"Adele's Mohair Magic" gift packs contain 12 mini skeins of yarn showcasing her innovative designs in gorgeous assorted color combinations. Each kit comes with complimentary patterns to create your own shawl or scarf. The perfect gift for any fiber enthusiast!
These "Zauberball Crazy" skeins from German yarn producers, Schoppel Wolle are so much fun!
"Zauberball Crazy" is a wool sock weight yarn with a touch of nylon for durability. This yarn is double ply with the two strands of individually dyed yarn twisted together and graduated in color. Simple stitches will result in multicolored patterns and "crazy" variegated designs.
Schoppel Wolle prides themselves on their sustainability practices. Their yarns carry the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) label. This is an assurance that they meet strict environmentally safe criteria and regulations all along the production chain starting with the treatment of the sheep and ending with the dyed fiber. Happy sheep make happy yarn!
We are excited to expand our selection and to continue to bring you new and unique yarns from talented artisans.
Stop by to see (and feel) these special fibers for yourself. Contact Us for details on specific yarn availability, or for pattern and project ideas.
We hope these small works of art inspire you to create your own!