And That's a Wrap! TNNA Weekend Re-cap.

Kelbourne Woolens just wrapped up our Summer TNNA trade show in Cleveland, OH! 

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While I was home, anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new baby, this stellar team was at the show all weekend. From left to right we have Britta Kremke from BC Garn, Paula and Kris á Torkilsheyggi from Navia, Kate Osborn and Meghan Kelly from Kelbourne Woolens, and Kate's mom Denise! 

Booth set up takes most of the day, and I have to say I wasn't sorry to miss it, even though I was in labor that day! 

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Our newest yarn for summer, which is launching this Thursday, was a hit! Stay tuned for more info on that, as well as a new collection, coming up on the 21st of June.

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Being able to display the entire Kelbourne Woolens 2018 Collection together was really amazing. It's nice to be able to see what a year of hard work looks like -- I don't think there is anything quite so satisfying. 

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We also had our new BC Garn collection on display for the very first time. Look for this collection in Alba, Tussah Tweed, and Lino to launch in July.

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The new BC Garn Bio Shetland was a hit, and our UK sales rep, Allison, couldn't resist Instagramming this cute pic!

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Our newest addition, Navia, made it's debut in North America at the show this weekend. Owners Kris and Paula were in the booth introducing themselves, the brand, and the Faroe Islands to shops and friends. We were so grateful to have them at the show. 

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We also were lucky enough to have all of the Navia fall collection garments at the show. They brought the whole collection over in suitcases right after the photoshoot! The sweaters are stunning, and Kris will be the first to tell you that their Faroese design team ranges in age from 15 to 84 years old!

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And as quickly as it went up, it came back down. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this weekend a success, including our new KW team member, Mary Ermenegilda, or just "Gilda" for short. She was born on Friday morning at 10:14 am, just in time for the show. Welcome to the team, peanut!

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We'll See You at TNNA: Part Three, Navia!

Our 10th Anniversary Year has been filled with new adventures, and this summer and fall we're thrilled to be bringing you lots of new products we feel good about. In between developing the Kelbourne Woolens line of yarns, this season we are happy to be adding more yarns to our BC Garn offerings for fall, and bringing a new line to the North American market from the Faroe Islands, Navia!  TNNA is a industry-only trade show that happens twice a year, and it's our opportunity to show our retailers what we have available for them for the upcoming season. We will be in Booth 1013 and if you're at the show be sure to drop in and say, "Hello!"

Navia

The stories we tell and the community of craft.
Navia is a Faroese wool with a story to tell - a story of Nordic and islander tradition and craft. From Tradition – a rugged yarn for hard working seafarers, to Uno – a light and soft yarn, perfect for delicate heirlooms for home and baby, Navia yarns tell the story of the Faroe Islands.

Navia’s story will resonate with the N. American market. It is the story yarn tells, and the risk of losing the long forgotten traditions, that pulls knitters in and makes them listen. American and Canadian knitters are drawn to Fair Isle jumpers, Icelandic lopapeysa, Swedish Bohus sweaters, and Estonian mittens – projects in yarns from places rich in crafting traditions. Navia patterns and yarns will appeal to a niche market searching for history and connection, and the competitive retail pricing, along with the dedication to the local yarn shops, will bring the yarns to the forefront - beyond the allure of their Nordic designs.

Through the offering of yarns and pattern books in English to the N. American market, along with promotion of featured projects and knit-alongs hosted online by Kelbourne Woolens and our partners, we can foster a sense of connection to this tiny island many, many miles away. 

Navia yarns contain blends of Australian lambswool, Shetland, and Faroese wool as well as cotton and silk. The range consists of 1-ply, 2-ply, and 3-ply knitting yarns, sock yarn and a traditional Faroese yarn, aptly named Tradition. The Navia designs take inspiration from the traditional Faroese knitting culture, mixed with modern style trends. Navia pattern books will be available through Navia stockists in the fall, so stay tuned! You can view all the yarns here

Kelbourne Woolens is proud to be partnering with Navia to introduce these yarns, patterns, and stories to North American knitters. Coming September 2018.

We'll See You at TNNA: Part One, Kelbourne Woolens

Our 10th Anniversary Year has been filled with new adventures, and this summer and fall we're thrilled to be bringing you lots of new products we feel good about. In between developing the Kelbourne Woolens line of yarns, this season we are happy to be adding more yarns to our BC Garn offerings for fall, and bringing a new line to the North American market from the Faroe Islands, Navia!  TNNA is a industry-only trade show that happens twice a year, and it's our opportunity to show our retailers what we have available for them for the upcoming season. We will be in Booth 1013 and if you're at the show be sure to drop in and say, "Hello!"

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We are excited to introduce our third Kelbourne Woolens branded yarn, Mojave (pron. mo-HA-vay), to the market. Debuting on the Summer Solstice (June 21st), this yarn celebrates warm weather and long, sunny days. 

Meghan’s love of cellulose-based fibers led to the development of Mojave. It is a sport weight yarn, consisting of five sets of very fine 2-plys. The result is a lightweight yarn that is strong and smooth with great stitch definition. This pima cotton and linen blend is as pleasant to knit with as it is to wear, and, as a bonus, it can be machine-washed!

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

60% cotton, 40% linen
185 yds (169 meters) / 50 gram skein
22 - 24 sts = 4" (10 cm)
US 4 - 6 (3.5 - 4 mm)

15 colors

Stay tuned to the blog on the 21st of June for the official launch and pattern collection! We cannot wait.

And, stay tuned for our TNNA updates on BC Garn and Navia headed your way tomorrow and Thursday!