Whether you caught the recent AP article about the growing popularity of US-grown wool, or you're a follower of wool-industry champion Clara Parkes, you may be aware that domestically sourced wool yarns have a growing fan base in the United States. One of our favorite creators of US-grown yarns is California's Elemental Affects
, owned by designer and instructor Jeane deCoster. This month, not only will we be welcoming Elemental Affects' Shetland yarn to the shop, we'll be welcoming Jeane herself!
Jeane deCoster started her yarn company with Shetland in the early 2000s, and Elemental Affects now domestically sources and produces yarns in Cormo, Romney, Merino and silk, too. As the perfect complement to the new-to-us Shetland yarn, Jeane will teaching two workshops at Cozy on Saturday, January 26: Fun With Fair Isle
and Color Party!
In Fun With Fair Isle
, knitters will use Shetland to learn two-handed colorwork knitting, and then steeking, or cutting, their creations to create a stunning tied headband. Color Party!
can be a companion class, or a standalone for anyone who'd love some extra education and experience in how to create and combine harmonious color palettes for handknit projects. If this is your year to make the colorwork sweaters you've been craving, then these workshops will start you off in the right direction!
You can register for Jeane's workshops through our website
, or directly at Cozy. Elemental Affects' Shetland will be available in the shop beginning this month.