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Birthday sale Opulence & Graphismes

As a thank you for the loyal support, encouragement and trust, Alina Popovici from La Maille Aux Tableaux celebrates her birthday this week with a sale of her Opulence and Graphismes sweater!

Until Sunday Midnight (Paris time) both patterns are 15% off, both in her Ravelry store and in our webshop.

If you prefer our webshop:

You can find the Opulence pattern here.

You can find the Graphismes pattern here.

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Happy Monday

29 July 2019 10:12

Happy Monday

I joined the #Sommerwaldtee test a couple of weeks ago, but as these things sometimes go, it ended up in the naughty corner for a while. Not because there was anything wrong with the pattern, it is not difficult and clearly explained. But somehow I couldn't get into the right mood for this project and I was not satisfied with how it was turning out.

This too is part of the creative process, I guess... Some projects fly off the needles, other projects need ripening. Or something.

Well, I now feel very ripe ;) and ready to get going with this lovely tee again!

Oatly latte, check. Brittany crochet hook, check. Audio book, check. Business and housekeeping can go hang, I'm starting this week with some me-time! 

Pattern by Annelies Baes, I'm using our Pascuali Nepal in colour Cobalt Blue (03) and of course my Brittany crochet hook 

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speak out against racism

17 July 2019 11:50

speak out against racism

I hesitated to speak out online about racism in our community, because I find it difficult to find the right words and fear to hurt or offend. Especially since English is not my first language.

Anybody can say “I am against racism”. Nobody in their right mind is going to announce on FB “yay I’m a white supremacist and jolly proud of it”. So how do I make a genuine statement about this, without making it look like just another marketing strategy.

I do wish to speak out, because I’m part of this world and I have a responsibility, too. And because remaining silent can do harm.

So what can I do.

I think I have to keep asking myself, what can *I* do for BIPOC and other oppressed people in our community. Because words are important, statements are important, but without actions nothing will change. I think that “just being an open and inclusive business” is a beginning, but it is not enough.

I am learning. I am sorry that I am so slow. I do my best.

I trust in your candor to read me right. I welcome open and honest discussion. I will moderate comments, to keep this a safe space for everybody.


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KOKON Indigo for Nell Tunic

8 July 2019 11:44

KOKON Indigo for Nell Tunic

Eri has recently released her pattern Nell on Ravelry. (You can find it here.)

All yarn preorders have been shipped (special thanks to Karen!). And the remaining stock of Fingering Weight Speckles is sold out.

I expect to receive a couple more skeins of KOKON Indigo Speckles next week.

After that, perhaps we can organise a new preorder session for the next batch. KOKON Indigo is a mulesing free merino yarn from South Africa, exclusively hand dyed right here in Holland. So it takes some time to produce.

We'll keep you posted, keep an eye on our social media or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

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Summer holiday

1 July 2019 11:21

Summer holiday

While me and the husband have been enjoying our holiday, Karen has guarded Fort Yarnz. She has been packing and shipping orders like a pro! #Kareninaction

This is a bit weird for me! I used to have the webshop "all to myself". Which of course meant that I had to close the shop, or at least stop shipping, during my holidays.

And now things are happening, orders are shipped (usually faster than I used to do it, I may add), I get tagged on Instagram by happy people with pictures of lovingly wrapped parcels... while I'm on a remote campsite somewhere in France!

So this Yarnz 2.0 is a bit weird for me - but mostly it's fantastic!

We could get used to this... 

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