About Everlea Yarn Co
Hello I'm Janna Maria.
Everlea Yarn co. is my collection of yarns and tools for knitting and weaving, lovingly made by me.
I am a trained textile artist, having received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University's Fibres program in 2013, preceded by a technical Textile Art diploma from Capilano University.
My signature line of fingering, sport and worsted weight merino wool yarns begin as 100% organic merino sourced from New Zealand which is spun in Ontario and then dyed by me here in British Columbia with plant dyes, some of which are foraged locally. Textiles dyed with natural dyes become more beautiful over time, especially Indigo, which is by far my favourite dye source. In my practice, I choose plant sources which are historically industry-standard, providing naturally dyed yarns that are lightfast and washfast.
I also handcraft handheld tapestry looms for weavers of all levels with beautiful hardwoods like maple and black walnut. My popular weaving kits come with a loom, accompanied by a beautiful selection of my plant-dyed yarns. Being a tapestry weaver by trade and longtime instructor, I offer my online introductory tapestry weaving workshop FREE with any kit!
I make every Everlea loom myself!
In my studio you can find me cutting, drilling, notching, sanding and oiling Everlea looms while my merino wool simmers in plant dyes.
That's right, I design and make all Everlea looms myself, with quality hardwoods like maple and walnut.
Naturally Dyed Everlea Yarn
Everlea yarns are dyed with plants! The natural dye processes I use are the first ones that I was introduced to in university in 2008. I have been studying the art of natural dyeing ever since. It is a labour of love. Each batch of yarn requires around four weeks to dye and cure before it is listed - and it's worth every moment. You have to see the colours in person to appreciate them fully.
My signature line of fingering, sport and worsted weight merino wool yarns begin as 100% organic merino sourced from New Zealand which is spun in Ontario and then dyed with plant dyes here in BC by me, Janna Maria.
At Everlea Yarn, I use only dyes which are proven to have colourfast properties. The two dye processes that I use are mordanted natural dyeing, and indigo vat dyeing.
Tapestry weaving is the art of weaving images with yarn. Since 2008 I have used ancient french and contemporary tapestry weaving techniques to create abstract artworks using wool yarn that I have dyed with plants.
12 Days of Everlea Yarn
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