“purveyor of luxury yarns and knitting tools”
I love the way that sounds…it harks back to a time that life was slower. I wouldn’t want time to turn back, I just love that we now have the choice as to when we want to live fast and when we want to slow down. Hand-knitting is just that; a scintillating bite of ZEN, a small calm or calming oasis in the daily bustle that is early 21st century living in our fast-changing world.
After starting out with a range of dyeing and knitting kits in 2008, followed by a book in 2009, I am now developing a range of exclusive yarns, dyed by the most illustrious Indie guest-dyers. Soliloquy Sock Lace was introduced in the Spring of 2011. An “extra fine fingering” or “an old-fashioned 3-ply”, it sits in between a lace-weight (of about 800 m per 100 gr) and a sock-weight (of around 400 m per 100 gr) and it is ideal for fine socks, shawls and vintage patterns.
Autumn 2012 has seen the follow up in a second Sock Lace called AlpacaBoo. As the name implies, it is a smooth blend of Baby Alpaca and Bamboo, resulting in a lusciously drapey yarn that, as its original MerinoSilk counterpart, is a dream to knit.
Supporting the yarns is a growing collection of knitting patterns and an exciting collaboration with Jennie Atkinson, of Rowan fame, who uses Soliloquy for some of her design inspiration.
I am happy to come talk or do a workshop in either dyeing or knitting. if you are part of a group that may be interested, please send me an email (to the address in the next sentence) and I will give you an idea of available dates and workshop options.
Lastly, if you’d like to be kept abreast of new products, special offers, free patterns and upcoming events, just drop me a line to email@example.com and I’ll send you a regular newsletter (without any obligation of course).
Tall Yarns ‘n Tales is the trading name of Pieke Products Ltd., Co. number 03625073, registered in Cardiff.