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The Fibre Co

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The Fibre Co.’s story began in 2003 in an old warehouse on the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, USA with a small spinning mill, lots of raw natural fibre and owner/founder Daphne Marinopoulos’ vision of creating yarns that she couldn’t find on the retail shelves. From these humble beginnings to today’s global brand now based in the United Kingdom, we work with a variety of producers and artisans to continue creating yarns that delight and inspire the enthusiast maker.

We are thrilled to be able to stock the latest yarn from The Fibre Co – Luma, a summer DK weight yarn, just in time for the summer and Willow, a linen/merino/llama and silk combination heavy lace weight yarn.

Luma – A classic DK weight yarn, Luma is inspired by the mood and light found in mid-latitude savannas—those grassland ecosystems with open canopies allowing plenty of sunlight. Daily life in mid-latitude climates, whether in the drier Mediterranean or temperate Great Plains of the USA, is best handled with a layered approach to clothing. Plant-based fibres mixed with silk and wool provide a built-in layer of warmth in winter yet lightness when required in warmer temperatures. The Luma palette includes soft neutrals and bright shades of pink, blue and green.

 

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Luma

 

Fibre:  50% Merino wool, 25% Organic cotton, 15% Linen, 10% Silk

Weight:  50g

Length:  125m / 137yds

Needle Size:  3.75–4.00mm

Tension: 21–23sts over 10cm

Care:  Cool Handwash

 

 

Meadow – be they coastal, wooded or alpine, meadows are important ecosystems housing local fauna and serving as a fertile growing ground for flora of many varieties. Usually filled with grasses and other non-woody plants, the theme of lightness is everywhere in a meadow. What better name for a lace weight yarn? Meadow is the perfect lace weight yarn, spun with The Fibre Co.’s trademark blend of luxury fibres with a touch of rustic. Combining four of the most luxurious fibres—baby llama, fine merino wool, silk and linen—this 2 ply yarn is slightly heavier than a typical lace weight yarn. It is a versatile yarn that works well on a variety of needle sizes and a wide array of projects. The crisp hand and stitch definition of linen with the sheen of silk is perfectly complimented by the softness of baby llama and fine merino. A yarn for fibre lovers who like a treat on the needles and for their favourite handmades.

 

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Meadow

 

Fibre:  40% Merino wool, 25% Baby llama, 20% Silk, 15% Linen

Weight:  100g

Length:  498m / 545yds

Needle Size:  2.25—3.25mm

Tension: 32–36sts

Care:  Cool Handwash

 

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