Last April 28th we received a visit at the mill by ladies that were traveling together for Behind the Scenes Adventures Knitter’s Argentina and Uruguay., with the pleasant trip leader Cynthia LeCount Samake.
When they arrived Luciana gave them the grand tour of the mill, showing them each work station, explaining the whole process which each skein goes through after arriving to the mill. They got to see the drying rooms, in which the heating is powered by solar panels on the roof. These solar panels also provide energy to warm the water used in the dyeing process.
Each lady dyed a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Sock and Mecha using the Box method, which is the one used to dye Selección Privada. Their dyeing coach was Flavia.
In preparation for this dyeing session, we had prepared dyes in some of our most popular colourways.
Line up the wool! It is dyeing time!
Choosing what colours to use, and thinking about what we want our end result to be is always so exciting! Creativity at its peak.
Then, while they gave the yarn time to absorbe the dye, there was a coffee break with alfajorcitos de maizena, a really delicious Uruguayan treat.
Look at the results! Gorgeous colours, ladies!
After they checked out the results of their dying session it was time to hit the shelves and bags for some shopping! That’s when the things got really hectic 😉
Stay tuned for our next post about the visit to La Serena and getting to know our sheep!
With Hilary Smith
photo: Ann Kingstone
Finally we met !
I’m wearing her amazing Citron in Lettuce.
Unfortunately after the picture I had to return it 🙁
Here I’m with the unique tiny owl knits
Tobias knitting and showing his work at the booth!
Tavy, Stephen, Tobias, Antonio and knitters!!
We stop by The Yarn Company to say hello to Tavy Ronen and Stephen West was teaching and showing his works.
Wewill be there!! Come visit us and say hello!
I just came home from TNNA and just wanted to pop onto the blog and say a quick thank-you to everyone who stopped by our booth. Whether you were a shop owner, a designer, or another yarn company just swinging by to tell us your appreciation for our yarns, it really was the highlight of each of the days to get to know people I have always only known online. I am so excited about the work we discussed, the orders we placed, and our future dealings with so many of you! TNNA was a pleasure and I will see you all again in Arizona.
Please be sure to stop by and see us at any of these upcoming events:
Attending: Tobias, Antonio, possibly Hannah
Come see us to explore the market and see a display piece in the fashion show! We’ll have yarns and samples from the books on-site, but nothing for sale, though other vendors at the show will be carrying Malabrigo Yarns.
Attending: Tobias, Antonio, Hannah
Stop by and talk to us about submissions, upcoming projects and to add yourself to our newly-developing designer database. Don’t forget your portfolio and business cards. Hannah will be on-site to discuss existing or potential projects with interested designers.
This year, we were lucky enough to be able to hold a trunk show at The Needle Nook in Atlanta, Georgia! We have been friends with Arlene from The Needle Nook for a long time — we even named a silky colorway, ‘Arlene’s Purples’, after the owner. So not only was it a time to show off some of our samples and knits, but a great chance to spend time with some friends. Above, you can see Tobias next to the sign advertising this exciting event!
So many knitters came to look through — and model — our wares! We loved seeing what people thought of colors they hadn’t seen in person yet, handling the yarns in different variations. It’s a rare chance when you can see the same colorway worked up in fancy Lace shawls and thick Rasta cowls!
Of course, you can’t have a trunk show without Tobias modeling something for you — he really is so good at it! We keep telling him he should strut his stuff on the runway sometime!
After Handarbeit & Hobby, Marcos (Tobi’s brother) and Paty went to Barcelona and they met the Teixicomanes ladies. They know all about malabrigo.
Elles saben tot sobre Malabrigo, salutacions!
When we had been in Cape Cod we saw the amazing landscape. One thing that particularly caught my attention, were the wooden walls and their gray. Then, Cape Cod Gray was born.
After the trip, I appreciate better Edward Hopper paintings, who has helped to perceive the cap.