Reywafibers http://www.reywafibers.com/ en-us Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:44:24 +0000 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:44:24 +0000 The first must-knit project for your Holiday knit list! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/the-first-must-knit-project-for-your-holiday-knit-list Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:46:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/the-first-must-knit-project-for-your-holiday-knit-list Knitting, knitting, knitting. That's what we've been up to! Here's another project we just finished, but this one is actually a free pattern from Reywa! The Vineyard Cowl takes only a single skein of Harmony...sheer luxury and a pretty quick knit! Or if you prefer, you can make a smaller neck-warmer version and have enough for matching mitts. Patterns are free with purchase and available at your LYS (as long as they carry us - and if they don't, feel free to invite them to!) Anyone ready to start your Christmas knitting early??

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Harmony is in 5 new colors starting NOW! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/harmony-is-in-5-new-colors-starting-now Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/harmony-is-in-5-new-colors-starting-now Oooh, I love I love! I've got five new colors of Harmony in my happy little hands. Fabulously soft and gorgeous! My first project (a new free pattern for all of you!) is on my needles and I am happy as can be. I've just got a few skeins of advance samples for me to try...the rest is slowly making its way to American shores and will be here soon.And did I tell you I have new Bloom as well?? Yes siree... two new gorgeous colors of Bloom for fabulous summer shawls. It's time to get your knit on!

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Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl is here! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/los-angeles-county-yarn-crawl-is-here Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/los-angeles-county-yarn-crawl-is-here Yep yep yep, it's time again! The LA County Yarn Crawl is this weekend - yahoo!!! Once again I will be hanging at the gorgeous Alamitos Bay Yarn Company with Cindy and her crew of lovely fiber fiends. Come down Friday, Saturday or Sunday to see the full rainbow of Reywa's yarns - every yarn in ever color - plus our new stitch markers hand made for by Tserang Drolma. I'd love to share her story with you! (Actually, our yarn will be there all four days, but I'm there Friday, Sat and Sun.)
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-lh-yarn-crawl-20150323-story.ht…

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We've found treasure! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/weve-found-treasure Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/weve-found-treasure In Tibetan lore, ancient masters of the past are said to have left treasures hidden for future generations to discover.Of course, these treasures were of a spiritual nature rather than gorgeous fiber and flowing lace, but we think this lovely shawl knit from Tibetan fiber (and silk) is in complete continuity with the idea!

Treasure Trove is a great first project for anyone wanting to give lace knitting a try.A simple stitch pattern filled in with short rows to shape it into a shawl, you can add in beads for a little shimmer or let the fiber shine for itself.

Pattern is free with purchase of Bloom

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Oh Happy Day! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/oh-happy-day Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/oh-happy-day At Reywa we are rejoicing as a great year draws to an end – why?  Because all the yarn you lovely people have knit with has let us make a huge investment in young people’s lives in Tibet!  This year Reywa generated enough profits to be able to pay university fees for 20 of our Tibetan students – amazing!Without education, Tibetan youth of this generation will be largely unemployed and without opportunities for their futures.  Gone are the days when children could all follow in the footsteps of their nomad and farmer parents – the land just can’t sustain that many new people working it. Tibetan youth have to find new ways of providing for their futures, and without an education it is simply impossible.

So thank you, THANK YOU, for helping us bring hope into the lives of these young people.  We are blessed and grateful that this dream is coming true – for us, and, more importantly, for our students!

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Not one but two new free patterns for you! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/not-one-but-two-new-free-patterns-for-you Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/not-one-but-two-new-free-patterns-for-you Kicking off the stitch marker project! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/kicking-off-the-stitch-marker-project Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/kicking-off-the-stitch-marker-project We are kicking off our stitch marker / village income generation project! Namdrol, our Tibetan colleague, will be heading up to the Plateau any day now to select the first participants to receive training. Once they've learned the process and perfected their technique, he'll be handing over the beads and wire and commissioning them to make a few hundred sets of stitch markers for us as a trial run.

Here are the four designs we decided to start with, made from a combination of Tibetan prayer beads and beads from traditional jewelry. My favorite is the one with the black and white stone with "eyes" in it - these "tze" stones were traditionally believe to protect the wearer from poison. Maybe they'll protect the knitter from dropped stitches?

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Harmony for All! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/harmony-for-all Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/harmony-for-all Harmony is spun!  This gorgeously dyed and extraordinarily soft sport weight yarn is on its way to our greedy little fingers! 50% Tibetan yak down, 50% fine wool, it is absolutely luscious.  It's about to board the slow boat to America, and it will be here for late autumn and winter knitting - along with a free pattern or two.  Don't forget to save a spot in your project queue to get this on your needles!

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Cascades of Luxury (a new pattern for you!) http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/cascades-of-luxury-a-new-pattern-for-you Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/cascades-of-luxury-a-new-pattern-for-you It’s time to start the queue for autumn knitting, and we have just the project for your #1 slot!Our new Cascade cowl is a luscious knit in Embrace 100% Tibetan yak down.Snuggle up in decadent softness in the two skein version, or make it short and sweet in one (perfect for moving on to a second for someone else needing some fiber pampering!)Pattern is free with purchase of Embrace.

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New project!! Handcrafted Tibetan Stitch Markers! http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/new-project-handcrafted-tibetan-stitch-markers Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.reywafibers.com/blog/new-project-handcrafted-tibetan-stitch-markers For the past few months we’ve been working on a dream project!  During our many years of non-profit work on the Tibetan Plateau, one of our greatest desires was to find ways to bring employment to Tibetan living in poverty. Most of our work was oriented toward the future in projects such as education and environmental preservation. But we often saw people in dire circumstances that so needed opportunity to increase their family’s income immediately.Today, we are beginning to provide that opportunity!

By the end of the summer, we will be training and employing Tibetan villagers to make handcrafted stitch markers using traditional Tibetan beads. The project will bring a real source of income to families who desperately need it, and will provide beautiful knitting accessories for knitters right here in America.

But before we get started, we need help!If you are interested in learning more about this great project and even helping us kickstart it, check out our project page on Kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/44743247/handcrafted-tibetan-stitch-markers And don’t forget to share it on Facebook!!!  Just click the little icon under the title photo to share!

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