I am so thrilled to announce that Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon is now carrying my yarns. And, yes that is my yarn one the front page as a staff pick. Thank you for noticing! It has been in the works for months and I have had a very hard time keeping it under my hat. I have adored Knit Purl since my first visit in 2007. Read their announcement here, buy the yarns here. Right now they have Tussah Lace and Linen Lace. They are moving fast, so don't delay! They took some very nice pictures. Go take a look, I'll wait.
Linen is incredibly hard to dye with natural dyes. Linen is a cellulose fiber, meaning it is derived from plants. The processes for dyeing cellulose are different and tricky. I knew this before I agreed to dye it, but I didn't KNOW it. If you know what I mean. I think it took me 8 tries to get my Pomegranate colorway (a rich saturated red). It is a color similar to Turkey Red, the most difficult color in the natural dye world. It was quite a bit of work to find a process that worked for me, but so very worth it!
Speaking of Portland, I will be vending at Sock Summit later in the month. My booth is 413 near the Sock Museum. I hope to see you there!
I am feeling the Portland love!