Friday, 9 March 2012

oh Manos oh Manos

Buy Manos Lace at The Woolly Brew - please feel free to call the shop (01333 312 042) and we'll be happy to post it to you.  Each hank is £14.50 and it is £2.50 P&P for one or two hanks BUT if you buy 3 or more hanks the P&P is free!  This free P&P offer is limited to Manos Lace (original and new colours) and will last until the 30th April (or until we run out!) 

"Manos Del Uruguay is a non for profit organisation, owned by rural women.  It  was created in 1968 as a way to help women in Uruguay's countryside generate an income.

They spin, dye, knit and weave the products that are later sold in the worlds most sophisticated markets.  Today, Manos is a co-operative of 400 women.

For over 40 years, Manos has assisted in enhancing the women’s role in their society, providing them with economic independence, but also opportunities for personal growth.  You can tell the provenance of each hank of yarn that they make, because the person who dyed it has also signed the label.

Manos colours are their trademark.  The secret lies in the patient kettle dyeing in small pots using precise colour recipes.  This crafted process creates the subtle nuances in their solid colours as well as the fantastic shading of the space dyed"* 

The Woolly Brew is proud to stock Manos Lace in over 12 colourways.  This laceweight yarn is a beautiful blend of 5% Cashmere, 20% Silk and 75% Baby Alpaca.  And we have a large pattern support too! 

This week is the launch of 6 new colours in the Manos Lace range and we have them ALL!  As well as 5 new patterns for beautiful shawls and scarves... which only use 1 or 2 hanks.

Jinni shawl by Anniken Allis (2 x 50g hanks)

Nymph shawl by Rita Taylor (1 x 50g hank)

Sylph scarf by Rita Taylor (1 x 50g hank)

*info from Artesano.

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