We are so pleased to announce our very first local yarn producers to our ever growing network of sustainable, revolution inducing local fibre supporters. Carla and Christina started their local yarn business as a way to connect their passion for the rich heritage of Canadian breeds and knitting. Their online shop has launched and you can read more below and follow this link to their website.
UCFS: Share with us your story. Where did you start and what was your motivation?
Both Christina and I come from a Film background. I worked in a film laboratory for 12 years (until the onslaught of digital film production killed the need for physical film), and she is a media archivist. We have been knitting for many years, and often spend our time together looking at all the gorgeous fibre available. We were also inspired by the Prince’s Trust Campaign For Wool in England that started a few years ago to promote wool. We thought it was so great and that we really need something like that here. There was also quite a movement in Nova Scotia that was very exciting, but nothing more local for us.