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Hand Spinning: Greta and her Knitting Revolution

For those of you who have known us for a long time, know that DHG was born "almost as a joke" after, in 2007, I happened upon two felters in Florence.

hand spinning

Intrigued by this technique that I wasn't familiar with, I thought that our dyeing house could offer an ad hoc service to the many artisans in need of dyed fibers. So today, almost 10 years later, here we are. The joke has become serious.

hand spinning

Maybe it's because felt is in our DNA, but the fact is we often talk about felt and the like however we almost never talk about hand spinning. I ask for forgiveness from our many (many) clients who practice this beautiful art and we promise that from now own we will be more careful.

Greta, hand spinning and a lot more

hand spinning

Since beginning is half the work, we decided to dedicate our first DHG Mood of 2016 to yarns and the like. Could we start anywhere else but with the transformation, or rather, spinning? Obviously not.
Could we choose just any sponsor? The answer is still no.


That is why we asked Greta from Knitting Revolution (a dear friend and client) to act as a sort of godmother during this initial phase of the project and to create an extra-extra-large yarn GIANT,  as she calls it,  with our Extrafine Merino Wool Top, which you will find for sale on our website along with knitting wooden needles starting today.

35.00 mm KNITPRO Jumbo Birch Circular Needles
35.00 mm
1 pc. € 20,72
TEMPORARY - Giant - 500 g
Light
1 pc. € 23,02
€ 32,89
Extra Fine Merino Wool Tops (Sliver) - The Classics Collection
Flamingo
100 g € 5,63
500 g € 24,63
1 kg € 46,91
5 kg € 226,35
10 kg € 438,62
Extra Fine Merino Wool Tops (Sliver) - The Classics Collection
Twilight
100 g € 5,63
500 g € 24,63
1 kg € 46,91
5 kg € 226,35
10 kg € 438,62

We didn't ask Greta to collaborate with us only for her skill in hand spinning. There is much more. We feel a sort of special connection with Greta that made us think that it would be good luck to being this journey into the world of spinning with her.


hand spinning

Greta is Italian just like us and she tenaciously carries on with textile work that is a part of our culture but that has been forgotten by many by now. Just like us, she loves her work and you can feel that through every word written on her blog. Her love for the nature that surrounds her, for her home and her respect for the environment are all things we find common ground in and makes us want to make yarn together. Because yarn can be good in addition to being beautiful!
So, thanks to Greta for her participation in this new adventure.


PS: Take a look at the site Knitting Revolution. We are sure that you will be hooked just like us!


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