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Cornwall Yarn Shop, Ltd.

Oysters & Purls Trunk Show

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Oysters & Purls Trunk Show

Saturday, August 18, 11 AM to 3 PM

Am (short for Armenuhi) will be bringing her beautifully hand dyed yarns. This is a chance to talk with a natural dyer from the Hudson River Valley and purchase some lovely yarn. Read more about Am on her website, www.oystersandpurls.com and plan to stop by CYS.

A description of her yarns:  

Grown, spun, and botanically hand dyed here in the US! 

Our goal has always been to make beautiful, ethically sourced, minimally processed, and naturally dyed yarns, and we are still very much guided by these principles. Our search for local yarns has been long, and there have been many ups and downs along the way, but we are so happy and so proud of where we are today!

All our yarns are sourced locally and spun for us by our friends at Battenkill Fibers. Mary Jeane and her team work closely with small farms within the Hudson Valley to bring us some of the best of what the US has to offer! 

All the dyeing magic happens in our kitchen (or balcony for Indigo dyeing) in Astoria, NY! Color is extracted from natural extracts, sustainably foraged plants, or gathered dye stuff that would've otherwise gone to waste (such as avocado pits, onion skins, citrus peel, etc). We use non-toxic, food-grade, aluminum potassium sulfate as a mordant. 

Needless to say that all our yarns are non-superwash.
 
 
Four yarns, countless colorways, all the possibilities!
 
BFL/Merino Fingering

If you're in search of a truly luxurious yarn, look no further! Silky soft from both the BFL and Merino, lustrous, and strong, this is an exceptionally adaptable blend. We want to make everything in this yarn, from sweaters to shawls and all the baby knits!

Yarn specs:
50% BFL / 50% Merino
2-ply fingering weight
3.5 oz ~ 350 yards / 100 gm ~ 320 m
US 0-5 / 2-3.75 mm
Non-superwash 
 
 
Corriedale Sport

A resilient fiber with a lot of loft and elasticity. Soft enough next to skin, yet durable, this yarn would make beautiful, hard-wearing garments, socks and other accessories!

Yarn specs:
100% Corriedale
3-ply sport weight
3.5 oz ~ 308 yards / 100 gm ~ 282 m
US 2-6 / 2.75-4 mm
Non-superwash 
 
 
Alpaca/Corriedale DK

Velvety smooth and supple, with just enough structure and elasticity to keep the fabric from draping too much, this is a truly sumptuous yarn.

Yarn specs:
50% Alpaca / 50% Corriedale
2-ply DK weight
3.5 oz ~ 220 yards / 100 gm ~ 201 m
US 4-8 / 3.5-5 mm
Non-superwash 
 
 
Romney/Merino DK

The perfect marriage between two classic breeds: the Romney brings just the right amount of rustic, while the Merino balances it out with a delicate touch, making this a beautiful and extremely versatile yarn to work with. 

Yarn specs:
60% Romney / 40% Merino
2-ply DK weight
3.5 oz ~ 240 yards / 100 gm ~ 219 m
US 4-8 / 3.5-5 mm
Non-superwash
 
 
Additionally, I will also bring along some Virginia grown cotton yarn, also naturally dyed by me. Here are the specs on those:
 
Cotton Sock
 
This is the perfect yarn for your warm weather knits: from spring cardigans to summer tanks and more! The cotton that makes up this yarn has been grown and milled here in the USA. The yarn is minimally processed and botanically hand dyed using plants and plant extracts.

Yarn specs:
100% cotton
2-ply fingering/sock
3.5oz ~ 340 yd (99.2g ~ 310m)
US 2-4 (2.75-3.5 mm).
Non-superwash
 
Cotton DK
 
This is the perfect yarn for your warm weather knits: from spring cardigans to summer tanks and more! The cotton that makes up this yarn has been grown and milled here in the USA. The yarn is minimally processed and botanically hand dyed using plants and plant extracts.

Yarn specs:
100% cotton
3-ply DK weight
3.5oz ~ 250 yd (99.2g ~ 228.6m)
US 5-7 (3.75-4.5 mm)
Non-superwash