Yarn Accessories from Lickin’Flames

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A Great Yarn is delighted to announce our partnership with potter Jim Atchison, the co-owner of Lickin’Flames. Jim’s specializes in raku, which has its origins in 16th century Japan, and yields some stunning metallic colors, and well as more subtle images of feathers and other “naturalistic” images.

A Great Yarn is overflowing with examples of Jim’s artistry, including yarn bowls…

Yarn Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

shawl pins…

Shawl Pins

 

 

 

 

 

 

and brooches.

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Jim has also provided us with our very own Cape Cod buttons.

Cape Cod buttons

The “crackled” ceramic buttons display the iconic image of Cape Cod in charcoal gray on a circular field of light gray, and are available in two sizes: 3/4” and 1 1/8.” We will soon be featuring the buttons on the Cape Cod Cardigan by Cindy Craig, which is a terrific pattern if you are looking for a sweater for a youngster. Antonia DaSilva from our staff is currently knitting up the cardigan using Skacel’s SimpliWorsted.

 

Local Cape Cod Wool from the Biltmore Wool Barn

Biltmore's Aplaca Yarn

A Great Yarn is pleased to announce that we have partnered with local Cape Cod farmer Kathleen Mealy and her Biltmore Wool Barn.

Mary and the Biltmore Crew

Kathleen and her family live in nearby Brewster and raise alpacas, including Elvis, Tess, Q-Tip, Rosie, Jackson, Prince, Rudy and Cowboy (who is also know as “Phantom.”) Together they are responsible for some of the finest all natural and un-dyed alpaca wool that can be found anywhere.

Two white alpacas in medium shot

Kathleen’s alpaca wool is available in four natural shades: white, light gray, dark gray, and a blend of brown and gray.  Each skein is 300 yards, and retails for a very reasonable $24.

Stop by and see Kathleen’s terrific alpaca wool.  And don’t forget to check the pictures of Elvis, Tess, Q-Tip and the rest of the crew.White alpaca in full-frontal head shot

Phydeaux Yarn and Design

Phydeaux is a one-woman company, and the one woman is Brenda Lavell, whose passion is fibers.  Brenda dyes all of her yarns, which come from artisanal materials and classic/old techniques, and are inspired by what she loves to wear: simple, elegant, multifunctional, rustic, original.

Phydeaux Yarn - pictures of yarn

Fiber Seed Yarn – Sprout

Sprout is Fiber Seed’s corner stone. It is on the heavier end of a fingering/sock weight, and available in bright colors that are perfect for spring and summer  Sprout is 90% superwash merino wool and 10% nylon, and comes in 480 yard skeins. The nylon blend gives the yarn memory and bounce, as well as a resiliency not matched in 100% wool.  In addition to socks, Sprout is great for shawls, sweaters, hats, gloves or anything else you can think up.

Fiber Seed Yarn - pictures of yarn