Lion Brand Yarn…..

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If you read my blog, you have seen that I started testing quite a few yarn and thread brands and at the moment I am testing an interesting American Brand… Lion Brand Yarns

 

I was always wondering why, lion, well maybe because the  symbolic meaning of lions, as one might imagine, primarily deals with strength. The fact that it is a nocturnal creature means that the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious – or dream states) – The lion symbolises strength, courage and leadership. In one word Dharma. The roar is considered as one of voices of Goddess. A lion’s roar stops you, it is a terror that shakes you up and draws you into something beautiful.

So once you try LION BRAND YARNS , you might say heureka and stop looking for other brands….. But anyways it;s time to talk about the yarn that I test and not about speculating on the logo 🙂
In the image above you can see that I am wearing a scarf, using the Heartland  skein in mint grey. It worked great in crochet and RPL cord.
Ok let me put it that way…. When I was living in the US, and going to design school, I was using this particular brand of yarn. I always loved the cotton yarn and the variations they offered. Price wise it;s great as well, for every pocket.

 

The MANDALA is a very popular chose and it;s fun to work with, colourful and enough on one skein to make a great project.
 
I really had a great time testing out this type of yarn that you see above… Peaceful Earth is amazing, a fabulous soft yarn, in a wave curly thread and cozy for great winter and fall projects…. I really encourage you to try it out. It;s great for crochet and knitting, but really for RPL. – It works nice for the simple cord only.
The cotton 24/7 is one of the best cotton skeins they have and I can only recommend it.
So I can only encourage you to not only visit the website, but also to try they threads and yarns out.
If you did, please let me know how it went!
XO,
Lorena

 

Yup Guilty….. Thread hoarder

Yup, GUILTY….  

When your job title is fashion designer, and you are surrounded all day with fabrics, threads, yarns, etc….. it can go in two directions…. One you do not touch it at home and stay away, OR   you go crazy and crave a passion for it.

Well I am in the second category…. I started to build a passion for threads and not any thread and yarn…. no it had to be the best quality, the finest on the market…..

If my desk looks like that , can you image how my STASH looks like? NO, I will not show you that! I’m not crazy!

I started to dig into thread brands trying to find out who has the best quality and try to purchase it… Cotton, linen, silk, etc…. was not always enough, I started to experiment with Banana Yarn, with Milk thread , etc….

But that said, my first passion never died out… Cotton and Silk!

PS: Soon I will we writing about my top ten yarn brands so stay tuned to that ! 

I create a lot of Romanian Point Lace, I believe you know by now! LOL

Here as well I like to experiment with different brands like steel thread, silk, etc…..

Loving thread so much, I like to share with you some of the threads that I use. I decided to include in the shop threads, the basic thread supplies, materia prima to create Romanian Point Lace

So all the threads that you see there available, are all the products I use myself, to create my pieces, from Jewellery to fashion and I use them for all my teaching, workshops and online lessons

So feel free to check the SHOP  out!

XO,

Lorena

PS: Are you a thread hoarder?

 

Ito….Thread

ITO…..

Ito means String or, thread , yarn in Japanese a cleaver name for a fabulous brand that stands out in the world of yarns and threads. If you never heard of them now it;s time to discover them! They are stunning. I received a few different threads to test out from paper thread, to steel blends and pure silk, etc…

I am intrigued by the quality and the fine design of the paper that it holds the information on. Strong to hold the cone and elegant fine that it almost not touching the thread. ITO  is brand to stay in the market of yarns. Is makes a mark in quality and style. Please visit the website and check out the free pattern the varieties of colours, inside brands, yarns  , needles, etc…

I received beautiful blends and fabulous colours. I started to experiment with Serishin Silk Colour  Marsala and created a Romanian Point Lace Design. My goal is to find out what other type of threads and yarns work for Romanian Point Lace to give Romanian Point Lace lovers more options. Cotton is great and traditional, but there must be something else out there for this ancient lace and I believe to have found it in ITO brand.

Serishin is a luxurious silk yarn with a tremendous sheen and structure. It hold together great an is not weak. Marsala is soft and has a fabulous feeling while working with it. The colour is stunning and vibrant. Great on the skin and I can say that I would use it for lace making, clothing. This brand is also good for crochet and knitting. Its a fluid thread that creates a great crochet or knit fabric. A luxury and privilege to create with.

At the moment I am working on other projects using the other cones of threads received. I am exited to try out mixing the stainless steel TETSU.

The silk and Stainless steel can be formed and create a fabulous design. I believe that it makes a great Romanian Lace as well as great for knitting.
If you work with this brand before, please let me know, I am very interested in your opinion.

What makes this brand so great, is that it;s placed on a cone.

So make sure you stay tuned to the updates.

XO,

Lorena

 

 

 

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