Lorna's Laces Hand-Dyed Yarn
It's always such a treat to work with hand-dyed yarns. If you enjoy working with beautiful yarn like I do, be sure to check out the gorgeous hand-dyed yarn from our friends at Lorna's Laces.
Choose from more than 20 different yarns made of various fibers including Masham Worsted (70% British Wool and 30% Masham Wool), Haymarket (100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool), Sportmate (70% Superwash Merino Wool and 30% Outlast Viscose), Honor (70% Baby Alpaca and 30% Silk), and perhaps their most popular and well known yarn, Shepherd Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool). The best thing about Lorna's Laces is that any of these yarns can be dyed in any of their available colorways, which leads to endless opportunities.
Because of the extra time and energy that goes into creating hand dyed yarns, it tends to be a bit more pricey than some of the other yarn options available these days. Because of this, Beth Casey (Lorna's Laces owner) recommends starting with smaller projects such as hats, gloves, scarves, or socks.
Coming up with unique names for each of these yarns is another fun part of the yarn making process, Casey shares. When she first bought the company from Lorna Miser, a naming scheme was also inherited. "She picked local landmarks, streets, and neighborhoods," Casey says. "We still do that from time to time, but we’ve branched out a little. One season we used Chicago Mayors. Another we picked towns that held an important place in each one of the crew’s life story. It’s an evolving process and one we enjoy very much." Learn more about Beth Casey here, including what it's like to work at Lorna's Laces, and her biggest piece of advice for people hoping to get more involved in the world of crochet.
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