Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Silk Alpaca Arrives at Sanjo

And what an arrival it is! We've sourced a most beautiful and luxurious 70% Silk 30% Alpaca yarn. Our number for it is 10-222. It's a fine 30/2 yarn, and be prepared to swoon when you feel it. It's super soft, lustrous and truly, truly lovely.


 You may know that alpaca quality is a many-faced thing. There's lovely, soft, luscious alpaca (like the type used in this yarn) and there's alpaca that's rough and coarse and makes you itch when you get near it. And just about everything in between. This silk alpaca blend yarn is made by our reliable, tried-and-true Swiss mill. They only know how to make the best. Making something second-rate isn't in their DNA. They've sourced alpaca that is reliably soft and lovely. You can count on it.

Give it a try. You'll be as addicted as we are.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

New Yarns from Japan!

I'm richly resisting the temptation to put the title in all CAPS. We're so excited about these yarns that capital letters don't come close to capturing it. Diana went on a shopping spree in Japan. She found the most amazing yarns that were created for some of the giants of the fashion world - not be be a name dropper, but does the name Chanel ring a bell?


 Most of the yarns are in very limited supply. For some of them we were able to get a cone or 2,  for others only one small cone. So we're not putting these on the website; by the time we get them uploaded they'd be gone. So unfortunately it's an in-store shopping experience only. Having said that, let us know if you see something in these images that you love and you won't be able to get to the studio. Send us a message from the website. And be sure to check our Facebook page for additional images.


We'll also tell you that we strayed from our dedication to silk on this shopping spree. When something was gobsmackingly beautiful and happened to be cotton or wool, or even synthetic (gasp!) we snapped it up.


So c'mon in to the studio and see the amazing variety of superb yarns. Let your creative beast out of the cage!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Interweave Kit

Sanjo recently partnered with Interweave to create this stunning weaving kit. We provided the yarn, wound into size-specific skeins for this project.
https://www.interweave.com/store/the-black-and-white-silk-scarf-kit

 
We're thrilled to have our yarn featured in this complex piece, designed by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the Queen of Complex Weaving. The deflected double weave in this design can be woven in 2 different ways for 2 distinctive looks.
Check it out. It's a great way to try something complex, with all the instructions and the right amount of yarn included. No math required!