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Handspun Hope Trunk Show

August 24, 2022 - September 6, 2022
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A trunk show featuring one of our favorite yarns – Handspun Hope- just landed in space. A yarn with a cause, Handspun Hopes believes empowerment, chiefly through vulnerable women, is a central principle for reducing poverty and improving the health and well being of children and communities. Space is proud to carry Organic Merino Worsted and Ethiopian Cotton – come on in and check out patterns featured below!

Yarn Details:

Ethiopian Cotton

This lovely cotton yarn is laboriously handspun on a drop spindle in Ethiopia by women working for a small cooperative comprised of single mothers.  The yarn is then imported into Rwanda where the ladies of Handspun Hope complete the process of dyeing it organically. Once the yarn is dry, the spinners then ply the yarn with spinning wheels into a two-ply yarn.

    • Sport weight
    • Approx 100 gm / 3.53 ox
    • Approx 336 m / 368 yd
    • Knit 3.25 mm / 3 US
    • Crochet 3.5 mm / D-3 US  

Organic Merino Worsted

The wool from our own flock of Merino sheep is triple-washed before the ladies of Handspun Hope begin creating yarn using the age-old craft of spinning with only wheels and hand tools. This yarn is hand-dyed in a bath made from a local ornamental plant.

  • Worsted weight
  • Approx 100 grams / 3.53 oz
  • Approx 121 m / 123 yds
  • Knit 7 US / 4.5 mm
  • Crochet J-10 US / 6 mm

Trunk Show Patterns:

Vineyard Beanie

Vineyard Cowl

River Nile Shawl

River’s Edge Cowl 

Ferry Ride Tank Top