Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Woodland Yarn with Nettles and Wool!

If you've met Jaime or I, you may know, not only are we craft nerds but we are herb nerds as well. One of our favorites--and one of the most magical herbs around--is nettles. Nettles is a common weed that is known for it's sting, but it is a plant that has many healing properties and is high in vitamins and minerals. Nettles is a historically significant fiber. It was one of the first plants ever spun into thread and was used even before the introduction of flax. Unfortunately, it is rare to come by a nettle yarn today so we are very excited about a new yarn we just got in.

Introducing Woodland yarn--a pretty 35% nettles / 65% wool blend. The addition of wool makes for a soft yarn and the nettles makes it strong and gives it a natural heathered texture. Woodland comes in a beautiful palette. We are smitten with this yarn and are so happy that our two favorites things - herbs and fiber have come together at last!

Jaime just finished the Wildwood Tam, a pattern for an adorable cabled tam that is available in the Woodland pattern book. There are many other fun patterns for this amazing yarn.

Come check out Woodland and connect with history!

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