JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON WITH TANIS OF TANIS FIBER ARTS! September 19, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Miscellaneous, Store Activities
Saturday, September 30th, 2 pm – 5pm
Join us in welcoming hand-dyer extraordinaire, Tanis Lavallee of Tanis Fiber Arts, on Saturday, September 30th from 2 pm – 5pm!
To say that we are thrilled to now be carrying Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash yarns (in Fingering, DK, and Worsted weights) would be an understatement! We’ve long considered ourselves very lucky to be the only retail store stocking TFA yarns and we are especially excited now to have this new, environmentally conscious, collection on our shelves. TFA PureWash yarns are sourced from organic farmers and then treated with a GOTS certified organic descaling process that makes it washable without the use of any chemical or polymer coatings. The fiber is then spun locally and dyed by TFA in their stunning signature colourways. The result is soft, bouncy, and wooly yarn which retains its loftiness and merino memory.
We are so looking forward to hosting Tanis at Espace Tricot and can’t wait to learn more about how she and her husband (and main TFA dyer) went about researching and developing the PureWash line!
Join us in store beginning at 2 pm on September 30th for a TFA PureWash yarn tasting – experience the pleasure of knitting with this beautiful yarn first-hand! At 3 pm, Tanis will talk to us about the development and unique nature of PureWash yarns as well as her dyeing process. And for a little inspiration, she will also bring several knitted items for show and tell. There will be an informal Q & A session and you will be able to purchase TFA colourways not normally available at Espace Tricot (yes, SPECKLES!!!).
There will also be door-prizes – three lucky visitors will win a complete set of TFA accessories including scissors, markers, a tape measure, gauge ruler, notebook, and a tote!
We can’t think of a better way for a fiber lover to spend a Saturday afternoon!
We hope to see you there 🙂
– Melissa, Lisa, and the ET Team