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  • Botanical Colors


    Over the Summer we offered two natural dye workshops with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors. The workshops were held at the beautiful Jubilee Farm.  In the first  workshop students learned about dyeing with raw materials such as logwood, madder, cochineal as well as some plants that were harvested at the farm. The second day was all about indigo. The students had a blast dyeing yarn and other fibers they brought from home and even over-dyed some of the yarn from the previous day's workshop.



    Emily, one of the students in the workshop and daughter of Tolt staffer, Paula, stopped in the other day wearing an amazing cowl that she knit using all the yarn she had dyed in both of the workshops.  One of the amazing things about natural dye is that the colors all work well together.


    We plan on offering this workshop again next Summer but until then you can dye in your own home using the Botanical Colors dye kits we have in the shop.  These kits along with a couple skeins of Snoqualmie Valley yarn make the perfect gift for any fiber enthusiast.

  • Marled


    I just love marled yarn, there's something really rustic yet urban about it. Last weekend while at the mall (I have a teenaged daughter), I spotted a really cute marled hat at Nordstrom and then a cute pair of marled gloves at Madewell.  I took a snapshot of the hat and texted it to Karen who somehow has a mental file of every great Ravelry pattern available.  Karen texted me back with a pattern that would work for the that hat and the next day at work I picked up a skein of Anna yarn (great name!) and got started on the Thank You hat by the Purl Bee. I'm still working on the hat (and the Hearth Slippers) but am loving the way it's turning out, Anna yarn is so soft and squishy. I think I'll be casting on for some red mittens in the Anna yarn as soon as the hat is done.  

    We have some other great marled yarns available as well, Insouciant Jacob and Twirl Marbles and you can get a similar affect by knitting two different color yarns held together like Jaime Jennings did on her Forester sweater by holding two colors of Heirloom Romney yarn together while knitting.

    Check out our Pinterest page for marled yarn inspiration.

  • Hearth Slipper KAL


    I first met Dianna Walla in 2013 at VK Live in Seattle. Dianna had just finished working on a design for Brooklyn Tweed and was working on a collection of her own. Dianna contacted me a little while later to see if I could help her find some locations for her upcoming photoshoot for her new designs. Driving around Carnation, I got to know her better and after seeing more of her beautiful designs I knew I wanted Dianna to design a pattern for Tolt.

    Dianna has spent time in Norway and speaks the language so I thought a Nordic inspired design would be a perfect choice. I really wanted to use a US-sourced yarn just like how we used Imperial for the Tolt Hat and Mitts. I decided on Heirloom Romney. Romney are a "long wool" breed and their wool is strong and long-lasting making it ideal for outerwear. Heirloom Romney yarn is produced by Jeane DeCoster of California for Fancy Tiger Crafts, a craft shop in Denver, Colorado owned by Jaime and Amber.  

    I was thrilled with the way the Hearth Sippers turned out and couldn't wait to share the design with all of you. Dianna did an amazing job with this pattern and it works well for the entire family.  



    Jaime of Fancy Tiger Crafts contacted me last week and said that they were going to do a Hearth Slipper Knit-A-Long (KAL), and I asked if Tolt could join in the fun.  

    The Details:

    - Hearth Slipper KAL will start on November 18th and end on December 16th.

    -Tolt Yarn and Wool and Fancy Tiger Crafts will be offering 15% off Heirloom Romney yarn and Fiber Trend Slipper Bottoms (discount code HSKAL14) to those that want to join the Hearth Slipper KAL. Tolt Yarn and Wool will be offering this discount October 31, 2014 through November 19, 2014.  

    -Please share your progress with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging us @toltyarnandwool and with #hearthslipperkal.

    Happy Knitting!


  • Hope's New Wrap

    Hope's Sasha Wrap


    A few months ago Hope asked me if could I place an order for Techno yarn from Blue Sky Alpacas, she had fallen in love with the Sasha Wrap and wanted to knit it.  When the yarn arrived we were all amazed how light it was considering it was a bulky yarn.  This soft and feather weight yarn is perfect for a wrap, warm and cozy without being heavy.  

    Hope came in to work yesterday with her finished wrap and I begged her to let me photograph it for the blog.  


    Techno from Blue Sky Alpacas

  • New Shop Samples


    Veronika finished the Cepa wrap designed by Grace Anne Farrow for Kelbourne Woolens.  This sample was knit with three skeins of Fibre Company Meadow in the colors Corn Flower, Queen Anne's Lace and Prairie.  Meadow is a lace weight yarn and is a beautiful blend of 40% Merino, 25% Llama, 20% Silk, 15% Linen.



    Meadow by the Fibre Company



    Paula knit up the Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn (FREE pattern on Ravelry) using 1 1/2 skeins of Twisted Sister Essential.  Essential is a rustic blend of 60% Hemp and 40% Silk.  This yarn softens up once it's washed and has a lovely drape and sheen, a great yarn for Spring and Summer knits!




    Essential by Twisted Sister Yarn

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