This is an important blog for anyone who is interested in my rya yarn supplies. (If not, you won’t hurt my feelings if you skip this message.) If you have my sample yarn cards, go get them and follow along with me.
The BIG NEWS is that I now carry every single color– 82 in all–of the Rauma Ryegarn from Norway. I started slowly, but a year later my shelves are stocked with 5 or more of every color. I reorder monthly so if you need more than I have, I can get what you need within 4-6 weeks. And I can send you what I have immediately to get you started asap.
OK, Now pull out your Lundgren Rya yarn sample cards. The yarn in the long skinny picture is sold out, but I have all the other Lundgren colors. (See at the bottom of this posting below)
This is the yarn that my grandparents had spun for them of New Zealand fleece by Harrisville Designs of Harrisville, NH. No more of this yarn is being produced in the states. I still have thousands of skeins, but not in these colors. If you are desperate for one of these sold out colors, feel free to ask me about it. I may have a cut skein somewhere that I can offer you. And I can definitely make a suggestion as to a substitute.
If you have your Lundgren Yarn sample card in hand, I suggest that you put an X through the sold out color numbers rather than removing the yarn. If you leave the sold out yarn in the card, you can refer to that color when communicating with me.
If you don’t have a Lundgren Rya yarn sample card, I would recommend that you order my full line of rya samples. I make this available for immediate sale at my etsy shop. Click here to read more or to make a purchase.
The samples I send you include not only the yarn, but a variety of backing swatches to choose from as well as a detailed description and price list.
The next BIG NEWS of this blog is that I have now sold out of all of my Finnish Vuorelma yarn. I only had about 8 colors in stock before they declared bankruptcy a year ago. Very sadly this is one more Scandinavian Rya supply company that has succumbed to economical woes and lack of sales of rya supplies. (My guess.) So if your yarn card has Vuorelma yarn on it, X them out.
And finally, I still have a solid supply of Asborya rya yarn from Sweden. It takes me quite a bit longer to receive these Swedish yarns, but many of you love their softness. In the yarn sample cards that I send via my etsy shop, I enclose a card of Asborya yarn samples. As far as I know, no one else sells Asborya yarn samples. They can be viewed online, or you can get the actual yarn to feel along with my rya samples.
I have bought rya backings from another Finnish supply company, Pirkanmaan Kotityo Oy. I intend to purchase more of their backings and yarns soon. This would be ideal for those making rya wall-hangings. Here is what their yarn sample card looks like. Heavenly colors. A lighter weight yarn … so you can add more strands on the needle for endless possibilities for blending. Acquiring more of their yarn will be a goal of mine for 2016. Tell me below which colors you would be most interested in buying–no pressure or commitment!
Friends, this has been a long blog, so I appreciate your patience. I just want to keep you informed of the status of your favorite yarns. Please share with any other rya folks you know. They will appreciate knowing what is available.