SATURDAY, November 11TH, 2 PM – 5PM
In our continuing series featuring wonderfully talented and successful local hand-dyers, please join us in welcoming the lovely Yana Petrova of ARTFIL to the shop on Saturday, November 11th, 2 pm – 5 pm. ARTFIL yarns are among the most popular in our store and we have been excited to watch this relatively new local company take the industry by storm!
Before even texture and composition, colour is the main attraction of any yarn. Unfortunately, the process of dyeing fiber is not without environmental impact. In fact, it is estimated that almost 20% of global industrial water pollution comes from the treatment and dyeing of textiles. Although there has been an increased interest in the development and use of natural dyes in recent years, even these require large quantities of water.
ARTFIL, has adopted an innovative approach to addressing this problem and has perfected a technique for applying colour to yarn using “Air Dyeing Technology”. This process actually uses air instead of water to push dye into the fiber, allowing for the creation of vivid hues without polluting the environment. According to independent research, this process uses up to 95% less water and up to 86% less energy, contributing 84% less to global warming!
We’re looking forward to hosting Yana for the afternoon and can’t wait to hear about her approach to yarn dyeing and how she has been able to successfully build her business in such a short time (lots of hard work we’re sure!). Yana will share with us a collection of samples knit up with her yarns and there will be an informal Q & A session. You will also be able to purchase ARTFIL yarn lines and colourways not normally available at Espace Tricot. Yana is bringing lots of beautiful colourways and samples created specifically for this event so don’t miss out!
And, of course, there will be door-prizes! 🙂
Please join us for this third and last afternoon in our Fall series featuring local hand-dyers – it’s a beautiful way to spend an afternoon!
BROWSE / SHOP Artfil yarns in our webstore.