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Independent's Celebration - Zen Yarn Garden

  This month we're celebrating our independent yarn companies as part of our Independent's Celebration in honor of Independence Day.  We love getting to support independent companies and enjoy the beautiful yarns they produce!

This week's featured company is Zen Yarn Garden.

If you haven't seen their yarns in person, you need to.  Their yarns are soft and beautiful with gorgeous colors.  The care they take with their dying is evident in every skein.  When I'm in the shop, I like to just go drool over the Zen Yarn Garden displays.  It's the perfect yarn for petting and drooling over.  Don't worry, though.  I'm careful not to get any drool on the yarn. Zen Yarn Garden is a small company based out of Ontario, Canada.  It is owned and run by Neville and Roxanne Yeun.  They dye hand picked luxury yarn bases that are spun in Canada. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="120"] Neville Yeun[/caption] Neville is the Lead Dyer, Production Manager, and Color Chemist.  He's the one to thank for the wonderful depth of color, consistency, and variety in the Zen Yarn Garden lines.  He is in charge of the process that creates the beautiful tonal solids and the playful one-of-a-kind colorways. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="160"] Roxanne Yeun[/caption] Roxanne is the Creative Director.  She directs the growth of the company and keeps her finger on the pulse of the trends in the marketplace.  She is always on the lookout for new products and design collaborations to keep their customers happy and interested. At Alpaca Direct we carry Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 and Serenity Glitter Sock. Serenity 20 is a fingering weight yarn made of 70% superwash merino and 30% cashmere.  This luxury yarn is great for socks, scarves, lightweight sweaters, or any next-to-skin project.  The beautiful colorways and rich tonal solids will provide hours of joy on the needles and off. Zen Yarn Garden has even made a Coeur d'Alene colorway exclusively for us at Alpaca Direct! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="75"] Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 Coeur d'Alene colorway[/caption] Serenity Glitter Sock is a fingering weight yarn made of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% metallic nylon.  It features the same depth of color as Serenity 20 in its own range of distinct colorways.  The metallic nylon adds a hint of sparkle that beautifully complements the natural sheen of the yarn. All Zen Yarn Gardens yarns will be on sale from July 10, 2015 to July 16, 2015. Come back next week to see our next featured independent Sweet Georgia Yarns!

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