Updated: Mar 6
We've launched our very 1st Yarn Of The Month, and this month it's Noro.
From ancient times Japanese have accepted, enjoyed, and been charmed by the non-uniformity, unevenness, & coarseness of nature. This is the basis of the philosophy of Noro yarn. Natural fibres have great features that humans can not mimic. I want to leave these features as much as possible in my yarns. If I make wool yarn, I use various lengths and thicknesses of wool fibres to try to reproduce the nature of sheep itself in our yarn: such as unevenness and coarseness. These natural states are intentionally left by using human hands and old machinery so that natural fibres are not over-processed. All of this is so knitters can feel nature more closely when knitting with Noro yarns. Impurities in the raw materials are carefully removed by hand without the use of chemical treatment which is not good for the fibres or the environment. We also aim to reproduce the colours of nature in our yarns: leaves, for example, all look green, but in reality they come in countless colour variations of green. By mixing colors we can give our yarns more natural feeling colours reminiscent of oceans, mountains, flowers, trees and so on." ~ Eisaku Noro ~
All animal fibres that are used in the yarns come from certified organic farms, from international sources such as Australia, the Falkland Islands and South Africa. Noro is personally involved with inspecting all aspects of production, from visiting the animal farms to checking the machinery used and keeping restrictions on the dye processes to maintain products that are as eco-friendly as possible. He says "Friction, rubbing and heat during processing weaken the fibres in direct proportion to the length of time they are processed. By dramatically shortening this process, we are preventing damage to the enzymes in the fibres and simultaneously profiting the environment."
Currently available, whilst stocks last are:
A La Mode, Hanabatake, Kureyon, Silk Garden, Taiyo and Tokonatsu. From 4 ply to Aran weight.
The offer ends at 6 pm on Tuesday 31st March 2020, or when the stocks have sold out.
No other discounts or offers are included.
Happy yarn shopping!