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Friday, May 8, 2009

Another new love - Koigu!

Today, as promised, I will share with you the beautiful hand-dyed yarns I found in the yarn shop "Shall We Knit?" in New Hamburg. These are 100% Merino wool, hand-painted in Chatsworth Ontario - near Durham Ont. The company name is Koigu and you can check out their website here. These yarns are known as KPPPM - that's Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino and are described as "handpainted watercolours". Each
1 kg. dyelot is painted individually, then heat is applied to fix the dyes. They are rinsed and hung to dry, then reeled into 50 gm. skeins, a three day process. Artist Maie Landra has mixed the colours for Koigo and the colour combinations are her creation. Aren't they beautiful? I just fell in love with them. If there is leftover wool (not enough for a 50gm. skein) they do up smaller skeins, which is what these are. They are priced by the gram. I can't wait to try them for Crazy Quilting. The distance between colour changes is quite short and thats what I like... You can bet I'm going to be checking out yarn shops in the Maritimes to see if anyone here carries these yummy yarns... If not, I just might have to make a return trip to New Hamburg and "Shall We Knit?"


"We are all artists gently guided by our Master's hand, painting a vision called life. The blending of colours like joy, sorrow, wisdom and love inspire us to create a magnificent masterpiece of self." ~ Linda LaTourelle

1 comment:

GailM. said...

Oh, they do look yummy. I'm going to check out their website.

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