This package crossed an ocean to reach me. As you can note by the postmark, this has been sitting in my queue for some time.
This thick yarn is designed by Nikki Gabriel and produced from recycled fabric remnants. The fiber contents include wool, alpaca, silk, cashmere and possum. The raw fibers produce this color which she calls Greige. Other dyed colors are also available.
Then there are these sturdy needles handmade from recycled Rimu wood, which is a tree native to New Zealand.
I like the concept of naming them “construction” tools.
I even got this nice thank you note from Nikki Gabriel herself.
In addition to creating yarn and needles, she is also a knitwear designer. She designed these beautiful flowing costumes for a performance of The Australian Ballet.
I would like to visit New Zealand some day and go to her shop, Gather, in Napier. In the meantime, I am content with reading her blog.