To celebrate her 4th year of blogging the lovely Joey at Little Black Dog SA ran a giveaway of yarns produced locally to her. Whilst I love exploring British breed yarns, the curious part of me also loves to explore what locally produced yarn means to other people. So I entered the giveaway.
And I won!
Ironically, in the week I launched The Dartmoor Yarn Company, led by my passion for and belief in all our lovely British wooliness, I received some very non-Dartmoor, non woolly yarn.
This is Bamsi T, a super soft 100% bamboo artisan yarn created close to Johannesburg – where Joey lives. It has a high sheen, garments created from it are said to drape well, and it apparently has an anti allergen factor that makes it good for those with allergy issues.
It looks and feels gorgeous and is a great reminder that local means different places to different people and how great it is to share our local products and diversity – which brings me back full circle to one of the reasons I started The Dartmoor Yarn Company; to share some of Dartmoor’s fabulous localness.
Thank you again to Joey for sharing her wonderful localness with me. All I need to know now is, what do you think I should knit with my Bamsi T?