Lontué: a virtual trip to Chile

March 19, 2013

Do you ever wonder where your yarn comes from?  What kind of adventure went on for it to get from a sheep/plant to the yarn on your needles?

One of our newest yarns, Lontué, is a50% Linen/50% Cotton worsted weight yarn from Araucania Yarns, a small company based in Chile.  Mother/daughter team Nora Bierschwale and Michelle Boisier (a textile designer and architect, respectively) decided to create unique, hand-crafted yarns, combining ancient Chilean craft techniques with modern know-how.  Not only that, the company supports local sustainable job development, making opportunities available for the next generation of artisans in Chile.

So while you knit up Lontué during your next project, imagine you were there, watching local artisans kettle-blend a variety of colors into the fibers you are now knitting. (And, since Lontué is named after a traditional wine-growing valley in central Chile,  we recommend having a nice glass of wine to add to your knitting/traveling experience!)

 

 



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