Monday, January 31, 2011

Manos Del Uruguay is here!

Who can resist these handspun, kettle-dyed yarns from Manos del Uruguay?

We love that the Manos Del Uruguay cooperative has been working to support women hand spinners, dyers and weavers in rural Uruguay since 1968, and is now a full member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Owned by the women themselves, Manos has 17 cooperatives in villages throughout the countryside of Uruguay.

The tweedy subdued color of the Wool Classica Naturals comes from over-dyeing the natural grays of handspun wool.

And oh-so-super-exciting is the new neon colors of Manos Maxima! We have never seen colors this bright in an all-natural yarn, and the fair trade merino wool is soft and lovely. I'm imagining up some neon colorwork right now!

1 comment:

Cbg said...

Hi, I love this yarn! Any idea where I can order online? I am in australia!