Koigu Story

Koigu Destination Yarn Shops!

Our Koigu Travel guide for your next exotic knit-cation!

Having a Local Yarn Store nearby that you frequent almost exclusively is the best! You know exactly where all of your favourite yarns are (like Koigu, of course), the shop owner knows your name and asks how your most recent project is coming along, etc. So lovely!

But what if you're going on a trip, you want to explore, and you still need your dose of Koigu yarn shops and fiber cuddling?!

We have Koigu all over the world and so many of our shops are in beautiful locations! Here a handful of them, along with a stunning spot to include in your trip to each city with a Koigu yarn shop!


Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia Canada

~ Shop: Gaspereau Valley Fibres ~

Gaspereau River (Photo via Narcity) Amazing place to go lazy river tubing, exploring in the hills and more!

Gaspereau River (Photo via Narcity) Amazing place to go lazy river tubing, exploring in the hills and more!


Ketchikan, Alaska

~ SHop: The Hive on the Creek ~

View of Ketchikan by the water (Photo via Fine Art America).

View of Ketchikan by the water (Photo via Fine Art America).

Tongass National Forest is right nearby...


Jersey, United Kingdom

~ Shop: Fig Tree Yarns ~

Elizabeth Castle (photo via Jersey.com) just a ferry ride off of Jersey Island to get to this stunning tudor castle. 

Elizabeth Castle (photo via Jersey.com) just a ferry ride off of Jersey Island to get to this stunning tudor castle. 

Jersey is known for its beaches, cliffside walking trails, inland valleys and historic castles.


Barcelona, Spain

~ SHOP: Club de la Aguja ~

Inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona! (photo via Condé Nast Traveler) Beautiful, massively intricate church that has been constantly added to since 1882.

Inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona! (photo via Condé Nast Traveler) Beautiful, massively intricate church that has been constantly added to since 1882.

Tokyo, Japan

~ SHOP: AMirisu: Walnut ~

Jungle cruise at Tokyo Disneyland (Photo via D23.com).

Jungle cruise at Tokyo Disneyland (Photo via D23.com).


Taringa & Brisbane, Australia

~ Shop: Yarn Glorious Yarn ~

Water view of Brisbane, a few miles from Taringa, home of Yarn Glorious Yarn.

Water view of Brisbane, a few miles from Taringa, home of Yarn Glorious Yarn.


Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

~ SHOP: Mad about Ewe ~

Twinklling sky in oceanside Nanaimo BC. (Photo via  tourismnanaimo  and   @coryschadt  )

Twinklling sky in oceanside Nanaimo BC. (Photo via tourismnanaimo and  @coryschadt )


Get adventuring, get inspired, get knitting!

Love,
Koigu

 

 

Koigu Collector's Club: July: RAKU Process

Koigu Collector's Club: July: RAKU Process

The Koigu Collector’s Club is a monthly limited edition, one-of-a-kind themed colourway of KPPPM hand dyed by Taiu Landra, Co-owner of Koigu Wool Designs. Created exclusively for LYS’s that carry Koigu and have become part of the inaugural group of Koigu Collectors! Each dyelot only has 21 skeins ever available, with a specialty label so you can spot it quickly in your LYS!

Landscape Inspirations

The Koigu farm is nestled down a side road in Southern Grey County Ontario, Canada. The farm's landscape of rolling hills, pond, bush and fields create a beautiful canvas for creation. One of the many reasons why Maie Landra originally purchased the farm 45 years ago was the inspiration she drew from it, whether that be for her pen and ink drawings, tapestries or even the begining of the dying process. Colour and inspiration can be felt throughout the Koigu Farm and area. 

Canada's celebration of 150 years has put a spotlight on the beautiful and varied landscape which Canada is built on. 

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Translating a landscape to canvas or even the painting of yarn is up to the creator's interpretation. We have gathered photos together which we believe show the most iconic and stunning aspects of our farm, many of which are sunsets! It’s easy to see Koigu’s surroundings reflected in our yarns, colours and garments.

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