Let me introduce you to another of the fibre artists at the Cheshire Fibre Festival – Diane from Eco-stitch.  I discovered Diane’s yarn a few months ago, when looking for linen yarn I could try in mandalas.   It didn’t take much swatching to realise that I loved it!

Here is a bit about Diane, in her own words.  Followed by a little peek at a design of mine in her gorgeous yarn!

My name is Diane and I’m the founder of Eco-stitch, based in Cheshire in the UK.

We source top-quality linen yarn from just across the Channel, where you can find the best flax-growing area in the world, which results from ideal climate conditions and centuries of know-how in flax cultivation and linen production.

We hand-dye this beautiful fibre using low-impact, non-toxic dyes and transform it from this:

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Into this:

Knitting has been my hobby for years, and I recently took up crochet again. I love natural fibres, but I only discovered linen about 18 months ago, and I just fell in love with this beautiful, ancient fibre with so many natural qualities. It is also a very eco-friendly yarn which can be used in many different crafts, hence the name “eco-stitch”. I felt that linen yarn was really quite under-represented in the UK and wanted to promote its wonderful natural qualities, which you can read about in more detail on our website.

I will be attending the Cheshire Fibre Festival on October 1st with our hand-dyed linen yarn. You will be able to see all the different colours and skeins in real life.  In the meantime, you can take a look at what we have to offer on our website shop.
Hope to see you soon at the event,     Diane

Thank you Diane.  Your yarn is gorgeous 🙂  And here’s a sneak peek at something I designed.  It uses 3 50g balls of eco-stitch dk linen:

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Diane and I, and the other vendors, look forward to seeing you at the Cheshire Fibre Festival.

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