The second instalment of the Koigu Collector's Club is here! August's limited edition colourway is CULTURE. A Speckle Celebration in enriched colours, CULTURE is bright and summery, hand dyed by Taiu, inspired by bohemian fashions, patterns from around the world, and crafts in an array of colour!
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 ~
~ SHop: The Hive on the Creek ~
Tongass National Forest is right nearby...
Jersey, United Kingdom
~ Shop: Fig Tree Yarns ~
Jersey is known for its beaches, cliffside walking trails, inland valleys and historic castles.
~ SHOP: Club de la Aguja ~
~ SHOP: AMirisu: Walnut ~
Taringa & Brisbane, Australia
~ Shop: Yarn Glorious Yarn ~
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
~ SHOP: Mad about Ewe ~
Get adventuring, get inspired, get knitting!
ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT
Did you miss out on the real thing? Live in California or even across the pond? Cry no more, the Koigu Tent Sale has come to you and your very own home.
Starting today until Wednesday the 30th, you can get a selection of the deals from this past weekend at the Koigu farm online!
As discussed in our previous post, its not always easy imagining colours together especially knit up in a pattern or stitch that you haven't tried before. Starting a big project right off the bat can be nerve wracking because of this, not wanting to spend countless hours and skeins on a colourscape and pattern you're not thrilled about. So, naturally, making a little tester (a swatch) helps!
The day is finally here and Koigu could not be happier. With our special edition Canada Day yarns in our shop being bought and shipped across the country and big festivities on their way, we are pleased bring to you our final 7 Canadian Koigu shops.
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.
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.
Being based in Canada, most of our retailers do happen to be based throughout our southern neighbour, the USA, but we do have a few proudly Canadian stores that carry Koigu yarn and products. As our countdown to Canada Day 150 continues, we would like to feature our top 8 Canadian retailers across the country. (for our full retailer list: go here.)
We love our Canadian stores! Happy shopping!
The big day is almost here! 150 years of our beautiful home, Canada, is only a few days away.
Koigu is based in Grey County, a stunning area filled with green farms, fresh lakes and rock formations. Strawberry season is here and we have been surrounded by beautiful reds. We love that we have been proudly Canadian for 25 years so to mark the special occasion we hand-dyed two limited edition KPPPM yarns!
Both were created with a medley of reds featuring Canada's official Flag Red, the exact same dye used to make our national flag. One is speckled and the other is tie dyed, cheekily and patriotically named "Canada Eh" and "Oh Canada".
HAPPY CANADA DAY!