July 22, 2014

Fibre Company Yarn Tasting Recap

Last weekend, we hosted a special yarn tasting workshop at the shop.  Marge from the Fibre Company was here with goodie bags in hand to guide us through a swatch of 11 different Fibre Company yarns.

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Starting with the heaviest yarns and working our way to the lighter yarns (which we joked was the opposite from wine tasting!), we came armed with needles from size 9 to size 3.  Marge told us all about the properties of the yarns we were tasting and showed us what we could make with them.

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We were able to view the entire selection of colors, too!  It was so inspiring to be able to pair colors right then and there.

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After a couple hours, the participants had a pretty decent swatch on the needles.  Every yarn was tastier than the next.  The fan favorites seemed to be Road to China (a worsted weight cashmere blend) and Acadia (a sportweight tweed).

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Kim was kind enough to send over a photo of her finished swatch.  Marge was adamant about blocking your swatch before measuring it.  What a difference it makes!

Thanks to all who joined us for the event.  Stay tuned for the next one!


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