Celebrate Summer with the Spicy Hot Colors of Colinette Point 5!
Summer has officially arrived and what better way to celebrate it than with the spicy hot colors of Colinette!
I recently asked Emma at Colinette for a little history for about Colinette Yarns, and thought I would share it with you...fascinating! I am not sure everyone realizes what a small company they really are...and with such a big following! here it is:
"Colinette and her husband Geoff, first started selling knitted garments / hand dyed yarns in Covent Garden many moons ago. Geoff, an artist has come up with the many colours you see in the yarns. After moving around the country a little they eventually settled in the hills of Mid Wales. It was nearly 30 years ago that they started hand dying yarns in an old Welsh Chapel, eventually having to move to bigger premises as the business grew. Colinette Yarns now employs 11 staff. All the yarns are hand dyed on our premises, to order. We bring in ecru / undyed yarn and dye it as each order comes in, keeping very little stock. The yarn is dyed, dried and reeled in our little factory, a constant hub of activity. We also have a little Mill Shop where we get customers coming in and admiring the vast array of colours, a phrase often heard is...'It's like Aladdin's Cave'."
Currently in the store we have an amazing rainbow of Colinette adorning our mannequins and shelves and tables. We are actually saving some to use as decoration!
What you see here and on the hooks above is Point 5, a beautiful hand-painted, thick-thin yarn composed of 100% wool, with each skein completely unique. Flossie took this picture and then told me that while for a large project she would recommend alternating skeins to avoid color pooling, she would gladly suffer a little color pooling in this yarn! The flashy, vivid colors of Point 5 are a beauty to behold, and at less than 2 stitches to the inch, you can easily finish a large project in just a weekend! The Yarn Company currently carries 21 colors of Colinette Point 5, although we can't promise they will all be around for long!We also carry Hullabaloo yarn, sold in kits. Hullabaloo is an incredibly fun and vibrant twisted aran weight yarn. One of the three strands is made of their locally sourced Black Welsh, which adds a rugged strength to the pure wool in the other two strands. This is the one I am working on now. Its so much fun, and truly beautiful!
What I love most is that with any of the kits, you get the yarn and the book with all the patterns for everyone of these fabulous designs!
And dont forget our Colinette Parisienne.....we chose our skeins of this glorious luxury kid mohair blend to the giant hanks of the Point 5....
On your way out, try to resist not grabbing some roving?
-Tav and The Yarn Company