Don't you just love yarns? I know I do! I love the colors, the smell, the feel and joy it brings me!
I have a special love of norwegian wool and of hand dyed yarns, and that is why I want to combine these two! Until now Arctic Yarns have been dyeing mainly on Merino bases, which are absolutely wonderful, but now it's time to add in the "real" wool. You know, the rustic, hard wearing, woolen spun yarns. The kind of yarn that makes the knitter get totally lost in their projects, and that makes cables pop and colors spring.
Scandinavian wool, alongside with Shetland wools, are especially great to use in colorwork knitting, which has a big place in scandinavian knitting traditions. Scandinavian wool isn't very easily available in the rest of the world, and there are only a couple of dyers who use these kind of bases. Some of the reason for this might be that there are very few Scandivian mills left, and out of those that still runs, most uses imported wool. This is not because of the quality of the wool, but because of economics. Norwegian wool is know for being hard wearing, super warm and durable. Cardigans knitted in Norwegian wool can last for centuries!
Luckily, there are still a couple of mills that uses Norwegian wool, and this is the yarn that I want to use as my next bases to dye on.
Wow! I can't believe how many people have pledged and supported my dream and my business! It seems like this project is going to get more funding than I had ever dreamt of, and I have decided that anything I get above my initial goal of NOK 10.000,- will go towards building a dyestudio in my basement. If the funding reaches NOK 20.000,-, it will be possible to get a usable dyestudio before fall. I wouldn't have everything I'll ever dream of for a dye studio, but it would be possible to get a floor, a sink, a stovetop and an extractor hood, which would make it possivle to dye at home instead of 40 km away from where I live. As an extra special thank you, I have decided that if I reach NOK 20.000,- I'll give an extra reward to everyone who has pledges. The reward will be:
- 5 extra patterns from my ravelry shop for free
- one exclusive pattern for a project using stranded knitting. This pattern will only be available for the ones who have pledges for at least a year.
Wow! I can't believe hw many people have supported my dream and my business! You are the best! There
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The company is already running, these funds will give me the possibility to invest in new yarn bases. If this funding goes through, the bases will be dyed and everyone will get their rewards soon after summer :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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