Hello Fibre Friends, Deanna here. If you watched Episode 4, and Episode 5 of our Needles on the Net Podcast, then you'll know we met Sy, Amy, and Christy from June Cashmere at TNNA this June. They are fantastic people doing amazing things in ethical yarn production and we really hit it off!
As we got talking, it came to light that Amy had plans to visit Buckhorn Lake this summer, a wonderful coincidence. We decided almost immediately that we had to put our heads together and do something while she was visiting. This, my friends, is why we are in the lucky position of having a June Cashmere Trunk show in the shop for one day this September.
Authentic | Ethical | Heirloom
Here is the nitty gritty...
Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm
Description: A full compliment of sample from June Cashmere's design collection will be displayed and their yarns will be available for purchase by the skein or in kits. Trunk show participants will be among the very first people to see June's Fall 2018 collection!
In the meantime, You can view June's collection of accessories on Ravelry. But my favourite garment is the Norah Gaughan Sand Waves Poncho that I tried on in the podcast!
I hope that you will join us and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. There are no June Cashmere stockists in Canada yet east of Vancouver so this is a rare treat.
Those of you who get a lot of satisfaction from knowing where your yarn comes from will love June Cashmere's story. Their 100% cashmere fiber is collected directly from Kyrgyz shepherds living on small family farms along the ancient Silk Road amidst the soaring mountains of Central Asia. June is the Kyrgyz word for animal fiber, which is a centuries old vital resource and essential element of their nomadic lifestyle. Watch this video from June Cashmere to learn more: