Sunday, 29 November 2015

Mona Sultan – A Designer with Conscience

Syrian born, Mona Sultan is a Vancouver-based fashion accessory designer. For the work we’re featuring here, she has collaborated with textile artist Portia Boehm to create fabulously voluptuous and colourful necklaces. They are available at Holt Renfrew’s H Project and 100% of the net profits from sales will go to the Karam Foundation’s “Innovative Education” and “Learn Not Earn” initiatives, helping to bring the 2.8 million Syrian children out of labour and back to school.

 Sultan uses Sanjo Silk’s 10-005 for the sumptuous tassles on these statement pieces. They also feature fabric off-cuts from previous styles of her signature scarf line as a way to re-purpose samples. They were inspired by Sultan’s years of travel in the Mediterranean region.

See Mona Sultan’s beautiful work at her website.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Yahooo!! Silk Wool Spin Fibre!

We are just so tickled to have this new spinning fibre. We've long had 2 gorgeous yarns in this 50% Bombyx Silk 50% Merino Wool combination - 10-217 (30/2 weaving yarn) and 20-056 (12/3, a bit heavier, mostly used for knitting). But now you can spin your own yarn. We had to look twice when we opened the big bag of fibre when it arrived. It's so lustrous we wondered if it was all silk. But NO! Half the content is lovely, soft merino wool.
Can you tell we're excited?