Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Introducing Abstractions. Exclusive to Yarnmarket!

You're not going to find this intriguing new yarn anywhere except at Yarnmarket. That's because we worked with our friends at Kollage yarns to invent it!

Susan Moraca, the creative genius behind Kollage, helped us interpret paintings by one of Yarnmarket's talented staff, Sharon Will, and her artist friend Sandra Packer. Sharon and Sandra are wonderful artists who have a studio nearby. They painted several abstracts that really caught our eye.

So working with Susan, we came up with fiber interpretations of these masterpieces.

Lucky me! I got to name them! Now, if you've ever named anything, you know what fun it is. (Good thing I never had kids because they'd have goofy names like Xenon and Achates -- but those are tame when you consider that Frank Zappa named his kids Moon Unit and Dweezil.)

Anyway, I sat down with the paintings and thought, "What does this express?" And now we're launching Abstractions Yarns in the colors Determination, Happiness, Excitement, Discovery, Contemplation and Impulse.

These yarns have a variety of fibers and textures in 67% mohair, 13% wool and 20% nylon. The different elements are combined to reflect the character of the painting. The color I'm showing here is called Happiness...because it's so darned happy looking! See how it looks like the painting? Every color in the collection reflects a different mood or state of mind that the abstract watercolors represented.

These yarns look particularly pretty in fashion accessories, like the Cotton Candy Scarf pattern that you can find for free on Yarnmarket.

We're really excited about the launch of this new yarn. We sure do hope you like it because Susan, Sharon and Sandra worked really hard to create it.

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