Monday, April 02, 2012

Fancy Tiger Craft's Heirloom yarn is here!

All of our dreams have come true!! Fancy Tiger Crafts is pleased to announce the launch of our first-ever yarn line. Welcome Heirloom!

You know we are passionate about yarn. We are also passionate about wool, heritage breeds of sheep and supporting U.S. sheep farmers. When Jeane deCoster of Elemental Affects approached us about doing a private label yarn, we were thrilled. Jeane's U.S. grown and milled Shetland yarn has been one of our favorites for years. Jeane has developed a new yarn for us that you are going to love.


Heirloom is a 100% U.S. grown, milled and dyed Romney yarn. Romney is an especially adorable breed of sheep that evolved from medieval longwool sheep. Their wool is lustrous, strong and hardy and garments made from it will look great for years to come.

One characteristic of Romney sheep is adorable-ness.

Fancy Tiger Craft's Heirloom Romney is a worsted weight yarn. The base yarn is a natural light heathered grey which is then over-dyed in small batches by Jeane. All of the colors have amazing depth and you can see the heathered wool in the paler colors. The yarn is sold in awesome 4 oz hanks that give you 200 yards of woolly goodness to work with. One of the most exciting things about developing this yarn with Jeane was choosing the color palette. What happens when Fancy Tiger Crafts gets to pick colors? You get a modern and stunning spectrum of 21 colors. 3 shades of yellow? Check. Hot pink? Check. 2 shades of mysterious almost-black? Check. Not only do we love each and every color, but we can't handle how good they all look together! We also got to name the colors so of course they were named after Heirloom plants such as Mullein, Radish, Golden Beet, Elderberry and Nettles.

The hottest color palette known to yarn

We were able to design the labels and we even labeled all the yarn. Funtimes!

Heirloom looks great, feels great and even smells great. Fancy Tiger Craft's Heirloom is now available at the shop and online here for all of you out-of-towners. We hope you love it as much as we do and we can't wait to see what you make with it!


Joanna said...

This yarn looks scrumptious! I hope to stop by soon and pick some up... thinking of designing something new with it! Congratulations!

Claudia said...

Felicidades! What would be good to make with this yarn? Just asking since I'm such a novice knitter but the colors are beautiful and I'm feeling inspired!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous colours and from such gorgeous sheep too!

Jeanne Lois said...

Heck yes! Totally the hottest color palette known to yarn!