Today sees the first in a number of upcoming guest blogs linked to the Cheshire Fibre Festival. Without further ado, I’ll hand you over to Diane
My name is Diane and I’m the founder of Eco-stitch, based in Cheshire in the UK.
We source top-quality linen yarn from just across the Channel, where you can find the best flax-growing area in the world, which results from ideal climate conditions and centuries of know-how in flax cultivation and linen production.
We hand-dye this beautiful fibre using low-impact, non-toxic dyes and transform it from this:
Knitting has been my hobby for years, and I recently took up crochet again. I love natural fibres, but I only discovered linen about 18 months ago, and I just fell in love with this beautiful, ancient fibre with so many natural qualities. It is also a very eco-friendly yarn which can be used in many different crafts, hence the name “eco-stitch”. I felt that linen yarn was really quite under-represented in the UK and wanted to promote its wonderful natural qualities, which you can read about in more detail on our website, www.eco-stitch.co.uk.
I will be attending the Cheshire Fibre Festival on October 1st with our hand-dyed linen yarn. You will be able to see all the different colours and skeins in real life.
In the meantime, you can take a look at what we have to offer on our website shop.
Hope to see you soon at the event, Diane.
Thank Diane. I have to admit I have mainly used linen in weaving, where I love the fabric it creates. I can’t wait to see the line of products at CFF in October.
Cheshire Fibre Festival
Saturday 1st October 2016
The Hall at Marthall
Free entry and parking
Refreshments available (proceeds to Bloodwise)