Monday, November 15, 2010


I have been looking for some small markets to sell yarn, but was not very successful, partly because for what I found the fees were incredible expensive, partly because obviously the organisation thought of being something better and did not even bother to reply to my emails. Also I was a bit afraid that my capabilities in French conversation were not good enough. I had already given up on this season, as two nice people offered to share a stand at local christmas markets. So I am happy to announce that I will show up at two markets:

1) Marche de Noel des Artisans Bellevue: a small christmas market in the community of Bellevue, just outside Geneva, 27.11. &. 28.11., from 10 am to 5 pm in the "salle communale". Katharina Braunitzer ( will host my yarns at her stand of gorgeous knitwear. I don't know yet, how much time I have to spend there, but Katharina will be happy about any visitor.

2) Marche de Noel of the EPFL in Lausanne, thats one of the two leading technology high schools in Switzerland. It will take place on monday, december 6th from 5 pm to 8 pm in the building "CO". Though it is not very long, it is really nice and they offer (at least they did last year) free hot wine and soup. The stand will be shared with other Lausanne knitters, organized by Filambulle, and I am really excited about it, it will be a lot of fun and we will offer lots of knitted and handspun things. I am also working on something else, but till now it still a bit secret (partly because I don't know if I can do it in time, so I don't want to make empty promises).

Attention please: the epfl market will be on monday, 6th. I had posted a wrong date. Sorry for that.

Autumns End

This time of the year just goes by too fast! I really like winter, and I can't wait to plunge into spinning winter yarns, but autumn is also such a great time, besides usually it is simply rushing by. I have three more autumn yarns before it is getting all wintry.

First is the «Autumn Sky», my favourite of all three. Its stunning yello, orange, brown, rust and deep red colors are set into contrast with some short pale blue stripes. It is a single yarn with a thin effect thread of colorful tiny pompons spin-in and a handful of very pretty fabric leaves. It is all soft and squishy and will make a simply beautiful accessory.

Next in line is «Lonely Leaves», also a single yarn from handcarded merino, including some traces of angelina and firestar. It is mostly dark brown, but if you take a closer look you will discover subtile colors. I included a sewing thread with small leaves from a plastic foil in brown, dark red, yellow and orange. They are a bit itchy, so I would not recommend to wear it next to bare skin but eiter use it for a bag or add a kind of lining. It is quite thin and lacy, therefore with 142 m / over 150 yd a bit longer.

In the third yarn, «Autumn Colors» I used some of my own handpainted fiber along with commercially dyed and hand mixed roving to achieve these amazing colors. It is a very soft twoply yarn, and it includes shining red leaf sequins and brown glass beads. They dangle a bit out of the yarn.

«Autumn Sky» is already available in our shop here, the other two will follow shortly.