12 Days of Everlea Yarn
You're invited to 12 Days of Everlea Yarn! An advent calendar-inspired online event and weaving kit! Beginning December 1st 2023 reveal a new Everlea treat every day for 12 days while following along on Janna's 12 Days of Colour & Shape workshop designed specifically for this event.View full details
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 one of these handcrafted looms accompanied by a beautiful selection of plant-dyed yarns. Being a tapestry weaver by trade, I offer my online introductory tapestry weaving workshop FREE with every 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.
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