This new yarn is the start of a new frontier in my production of NZ made wools
You may have seen / heard that I have moved my production to the powerhouse that is Woolyarns in Wellington, which has me stepping up my game! To make this incredible fibre is quite literally making a dream come true… as in I have dreamed and dreamed of this yarn. I believe we need a delicious and luxurious chunky yarn made in NZ and made not to fluff and pill. This to me is the unicorn yarn. Fast knits, chunky knits and incredible throw blankets, soft to the touch and gentle on the skin…. and in some super fun eye popping colours and cleverly balanced neutrals. Sounds fun right?! AND in a stroke of what I believe is total genius, this incredible yarn will be available in a lighter weight too! Oh yeah!
So here we go friends! We are set to send it and I need your help…
Pre-sales are for the 1st test batch (a very limited release) and this will be in one bold shade, one neutral shade and in natural (undyed), both weights will be available… all very very limited quantities. The pre-sales are to secure 100grm hanks, and when you’ll get a chance to choose your preferences in the order of which you’ve pledged. So first in, is first to choose.
1 x hank $45 | 2 x hanks $90 | 3 x hanks $135 | 4 x hanks $180 | 5 x hanks $225 | 6 x hanks $270 | 7 x hanks $315 | 8 x hanks $360 | 9 x hanks $405 | 10 x hanks $450
The blend is working with fibres ethically sourced, and in time I hope these to be entirely NZ fibres BUT we do not have farms to support that right now (but we are working on it). The Alpaca is from Peru, the Cashmere from Mongolia, and the merino from NZ and Australia. What I love about this production house, is their ability to hold their suppliers accountable and really drill into the supply chain to ensure the ethics are really there.
The fund raising goal is $10k, which I am matching from my own savings, to get this one across the line. Being self funded is both liberating and completely terrifying… I get to make my own decisions (cool) but where and how I can raise money – especially when there is so much capital already tied up in the wools that exist AND I’ve got all the day to day bills to cover (fun fun). So it comes down to the community support… which to be blunt, is a clear message if this is a good idea or not. I mean I think it’s a GREAT idea, and I can’t wait to have it on my needles, in my hands and ultimately on my bod! It’s going to be AWESOME!! But you tell me, are you keen too?
So please if you love the idea, want first dibs (and a special price) and can support this project, would you pledge for some 100grm hanks?
The campaign is limited in sales and only open until the end of the month. It is unlikely there will be any yarns available outside of this offer from the test batch – we will have to wait and see what the final amount produced yields.