Designing Yarn + Special Event with Sweet Georgia Yarns

 

Imagine your job isn't just to design knitwear, but also to design the actual yarn that goes into your knits!  That is exactly the life that Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley of Kelbourne Woolens live. The authors of Vintage Modern Knits are the creative brainpower behind The Fibre Company. Here is the story behind the story: Founded in Portland, Maine, The Fibre Company had humble beginnings as an alpaca fiber processor. As time passed, the owners, Daphne Marinopoulos and Iain Stanley, began experimenting with their own unique fiber blends and hand dyeing techniques. From 2004-2007 they spun and dyed all the yarns in their mini-mill in Maine.  In 2008, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley, owners of Kelbourne Woolens, began working with The Fibre Company to develop pattern support and manage the day-to-day aspects of the business. The production of all the yarns (with the exception of Savannah, which is still US made) was moved to Peru where yarn and fiber production have a long tradition dating back centuries.  Stop by the shop to see (and feel) our favorite yarns from their line, Acadia, Road To China Light, and Terra plus copies of Vintage Modern Knits. To read more about their journey, check out this extensive interview from their blog
 
 
Meet The Maker: Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns!
 
While we are on the subject of designing yarn, we are thrilled to host a joint special event with The Loopy Ewe and Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns.  Felicia is in town to teach a class for Craftsy.  Two of her three yarn shops in Colorado are in Ft. Collins, so she is paying us a visit.  Join us at Genoa Coffee and Wine from 6-8 pm on June 2 to meet Felicia and her yarns.  There will be door prizes, samplings of her yarns and fiber, plus food (cucumber salad and kebabs anyone?).  This event is free, but there is limited space.  Each shop is allotted 15 spots. Please RSVP to My Sister Knits by emailing Julie at julie@mysisterknits.com or calling the shop at 970-407-1461.  If the slots fill we will keep a waiting list and let you know if a slot opens up.  

Liz