Thursday, April 17, 2014

Yarn Products


The companies that we proudly carry

Artyarns- Supplier of hand-dyed luxury yarns. Specializing in silks, cashmere and fine wools. One of our favorite suppliers of yarns with beads already on them.

Anny Blatt – Anny Blatt has a very selective distribution policy in the U.S., and we happily continue to have their yarns and patterns. Pierre de Loye was founded in 1770 in the south of France, by Pierre Alexis de Loye. Until the 1920′s, the main activity consisted of spinning and throwing the naturel silk. Due to gradual use of chemical fibers replacing natural silk, Mr Pierre de Loye, a descendant of the company founder, built in 1926 a spinning mill in the city of Orange. The new mill exploited the new and developing spinning and dyeing technologies. Since this time, the company has continuously expanded, producing and selling knitting yarns made of the most noble raw material such as angora, alpaga, mohair, silk or pure wool. Nowadays, Pierre de Loye is considered in many countries as the leader in the high quality knitting yarns market.

Berroco
Berroco patterns and yarns have been featured in such magazines as Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Redbook, Vogue Knitting, Knitters, Interweave Knits, Fashion Knitting, Knitting Digest and McCall’s. In 1995, Berroco became a US distributor of top-quality Inox and Clover knitting needles rounding out their offering to the handknitter.

Bouton D’Or - As with their sister organization, Anny Blatt,Bouton D’Or has a very selective distribution policy and we continue to have their yarns and patterns.
Pierre de Loye was founded in 1770 in the south of France, by Pierre Alexis de Loye. Until the 1920′s, the main activity consisted of spinning and throwing the naturel silk. Due to gradual use of chemical fibers replacing natural silk, Mr Pierre de Loye, a descendant of the company founder, built in 1926 a spinning mill in the city of Orange. The new mill exploited the new and developing spinning and dyeing technologies. Since this time, the company has continuously expanded, producing and selling knitting yarns made of the most noble raw material such as angora, alpaga, mohair, silk or pure wool. Nowadays, Pierre de Loye is considered in many countries as the leader in the high quality knitting yarns market.

Cascade -We have searched the world over in order to bring you some of the finest yarns at remarkably low prices. Some examples are Alpaca/wool and alpaca/cotton blends from the Andes Mountains of Peru. Kid mohair/silk blends from the spinners of Italy. Fabulous baby yarns from the gifted spinners of England.

Classic Elite- Classic Elite is the distributor of an extensive collection of fine hand-knitting yarns and patterns including luxury fibers. They have been long known for their classic styles and yarns with beautiful colors.

Chester Farms – We continue to have a small supply of Chester Farms original yarns for those who liked that unique yarn. It is machine washable without being treated to be machine washable.

A small farm and mill in Virginia, Chester Farms produces Cestari yarn.

Circular Solution – Yarns that blend hemp with wool or cotton.

Crystal Palace – Provides us with Fashion, novelty and classic yarns in a wide color range. They provide free patterns on their web site.

Dale of Norway-In 1872 Peter Jebsen passed through Dale. He felt very enthusiastic about the village and its surroundings, and saw the possibilities provided by its natural waterfall from the Dale river. Only a few years later in 1879, he founded the textile mill “Dale Fabrikker”, today known as “Dale of Norway”. Dale has been producing high quality products ever since. We are the largest manufacturer of traditional Norwegian knitwear, and our enduring history and experience are reflected in our yarn products.

Dark Horse Yarns – One of our favorite ‘basic’ yarn companies. They have a wonderful Merino wool in a worsted weight that is wonderful for texture work called Rhapsody. Fantasy is their nylon/acrylic blend worsted weight that is unbelievably soft. Both yarns have great price points.

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Erdal – Basic wool blends, novelty and metallic yarns.

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Feza Fantazi - Providers of Turkish novelty yarns and patterns.

Ironstone – Long known for their fabulous mohair, Ironstone also has many fancy and fantasy yarns, including eyelash, Unfortunately the company was sold in the past couple of years but we still have some of their yarns.

Jade Sapphire - Wholesaler of 100% Mongolian cashmere, silks and other exotic blends in hand-dyed colorways.

Karabella Yarns – Yarns from Europe, Designs from New York!

Knit One Crochet TooKnit One, Crochet Too, Inc. was established in 1996 in California. In January 2003, the company was sold and moved to Windham, Maine (just west of Portland).Hélène Rush is the current owner. She brings over 25 years of experience to the industry as a designer for all major knitting magazines, author of five knitting books, and past editor of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts magazine, and Cast On magazine.We believe in working hard to meet and exceed our customers needs, efficiently, promptly, and with a positive attitude.

Louet – Our source for wonderful Linen yarns.

Maggie Knits – This wonderful Irish Designer brings us the most original designs and wonderful yarns. A must see and feel for the adventurous knitter.

Mango Moon - Recycled silk yarn many produced by NWEG,  Nepal Women Empowerment Group, which offers assistance to Women escaping repression and abuse. Proceeds Provide Shelter, Health Care, Education Financial Independence & Dignity

Marks & Katten – a very old Swedish yarn company that brings fine quality to the US.

Misti International – Founded by the grandson of one of Peru’s first alpaca exporters, Misti proudly continues family tradition offering the highest quality Peruvian alpaca yarns in 90 exciting colors.

Mountain Colors – Handpainted natural animal fiber yarns. Their patterns are simple to offset the beauty of the yarns.

Needful Yarns Unfortunately Needful is no longer in business but we do have a good quantity of stock left.

- Importers and distributors of fine Italian yarns. Designer patterns ranging in all sizes including full figure designs support the yarns.

Plassard – Unfortunately Plassard is no longer in business but we do have a good quantity of some of their yarns.

Fine yarns and patterns from Europe.

Rauma – An old Norwegian yarn with a huge range of colors and many traditional Norwegian patterns. One of our favorites.

Skacel Collection – providers of over 100 yarns from basics to fine cashmere and silks.

South West Trading Company – Providers of Soy Silk, bamboo, corn and other exquisite fibres to hand knitters.

Swedish Yarns – Suppliers of Gjestal, Järbo, and Marks & Kittens yarns. Traditional Scandinavian companies but also offering yarns and patterns with a modern flare.

Trendsetter – Creative textured and novelty yarns, components and more.

Universal Yarns – Distributor of Universal Yarn, Wisdom Yarns, Fibranatura, Rozetti and Garden yarns

Westminster Fibers – Distributors of knitting yarns including Rowan, RYC, Jaeger, Schachenmayr, Regia, Gedifria and Nashua Handknits.