Our next vendor highlights focus on two exhibitors who have really taken on board our challenge to bring something extra special for our Yarnporium guests.
Bath yarn boutique A Yarn Story knows what knitters like and in her shop, knitters LOVE speckles. Owner Carmen has gone straight to the Queen of Speckles herself to source a very special yarn for her stand at the Yarnporium - La Bien Aimée yarns from Paris.
Merino Singles are the most popular base that La Bien Aimée dyes on, a plump, smooshy single dyed in fresh and fun colours with names like 'Wee Rainbow on a Vespa', 'Autumn Graffiti' and 'Pop Grunge'.
The speckle fun doesn't stop there and A Yarn Story will also be bringing a selection of their Hedgehog Fibres yarns, along with shop favourites like The Fibre Co.'s new Arranmore yarn. And on Saturday from 1-3pm, designer Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade will join the A Yarn Story stand and show off her latest patterns in Arranmore and other The Fibre Co. yarns.
As a designer Louise is a real knitter's knitter. She loves to play with colour and texture, explore stitch patterns and figure out how to use those must-have skeins that follow her home from yarn shows. She also has a love for hand-dyed yarns and like many of us, is often at war with herself over whether she's in the mood to knit with a softer palette or bold, screaming colour.
Happily for guests to the Yarnporium, Inspiration Knits has covered both sides of this endless debate by bringing yarns from both the Countess Ablaze and Eden Cottage Yarns with her. Fans of Eden Cottage Yarns soft and romantic palette will be able to select from hand-dyed Titus 4-ply, Titus DK or Oakworth DK, as well as the baby alpaca deliciousness of ECY's mill-dyed Whitfell DK and Whitfell Chunky.
Yarnlovers who prefer a brighter, bolder palette can indulge in Countess Ablaze's Tia Merino, English Gentleman fingering and DK, Exotic Traveller and Sovereign Bases.
Louise's love of texture and colour come to life knit up out of the Countess Ablaze's yarns.
In addition to Knit Play Colour, Louise will also have a selection of her other accessories on the stand and be more than happy to help you with your colour choices! Soft and light? Bold and bright? Both? What will you choose?