ARE YOU IN THE LOOP?
Spring is upon us and it's time to feather your nest. What is it about cotton and linen that makes us long for a porch, deck, patio or beach blanket. Pillows, throws, placemats, coasters, baskets, bath cloths, potholders, market baskets.......
be it ball, hank, cake or cone there is plenty to choose, there's no place like home.
by Julia Marsh
And cue the snow, a New Englander's April Fools!
A DAY WITH THE SHEPHERD
Francis Chester from Cestari Yarns
Come meet the man who has made farming a life long passion for 70 years.
Saturday April 22, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast with Francis Chester. Francis will speak from 9:15 to 9:45 with a short Q&A session to follow.
10:00 - 3:00 Francis will be with us in the shop for the day to sign copies of his book Bustin' Outta Brooklyn.
We will be offering a 15% discount on all Cestari purchases for the days event.
Spots are limited for breakfast and sign up begins Tuesday April 4th.
Cestari Sheep and Wool Company is a small family-owned and operated American manufacturer of knitting and crocheting yarn. We have a farm in Augusta County, Virginia where we raise sheep for wool that we use in our yarn. We also source wool from reputable ranchers throughout the United States. All of our sheep and wool products are always grown and processed in the United States. Our cotton products are grown and processed exclusively in Virginia.
Cestari wool is washed using a scouring process that keeps natural lanolin in the yarn and maintains the natural bounce and texture of the wool. We prefer our scouring process to the more contemporary carbonizing process because a carbonizing acid bath, done overseas, would burn out the vegetable matter, leaving the wool very clean but removing the lanolin and leaving the wool with less bounce and changing the original texture. Sometimes specks of easily removable hay or straw remain in our yarn; owner Francis Chester likes to say that if you put his yarn to your ears, you can almost hear the sounds of life within it.
TANKS 'n TEE-SERS FOR THE SEASON
Whether the warmer weather or your own personal heatwave, we are ready to start stripping away layers for lighter weight tanks and tees. Throughout spring and summer we will be adding to our new Pinterest Board
Tanks 'n Tee-sers
. You might not be ready to bury the toes in the sand yet but we hope you are ready to cast on at least one warm weather top.