Sunday, March 10th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Michele LeBlanc Dillon and Mike Dillon of Toots LeBlanc & Co. Yarns will be with us Sunday for a one-day Pop-up Shop. Michele purchases wool from small family farmers throughout the West Coast and custom blends the fibers to create her unique, undyed yarns. We are sad to say this Event at Northwest Wools will be the last for Michele, as she will be retiring from yarn-making after these many years. So please do stop by to say good-bye to Michele and to purchase some of her very special yarns directly from her for the last time. Northwest Wools will continue to carry Toots LeBlanc & Co. yarns until we run out of our inventory.
Michele learned to spin in her early twenties, which led to a deeper awareness of the qualities of different types of wool and the purposes for which they are best-suited. Each batch of wool she purchases for her yarns is hand cleaned, sorted and inspected for color and fiber content. Fibers are custom blended to create a unique yarn. The wool is then minimally processed without the use of harsh detergents or chemicals, and spun into yarn at a local Oregon mill.
Toots LeBlanc yarns are undyed, letting the beauty of the animals’ natural colors speak for itself. Because animals and their coats change from year to year, the same “color” will not look the same from one season to the next. For this reason, Michele dates her yarns so you can match colors by their “fleece lots.” Michele’s yarns also have a natural “halo” effect, creating super soft and lovely projects.
We are thrilled at the chance to offer you some of these exquisite yarns. Quantities are limited, so come early for best selection – especially since this is your last chance to purchase directly from Michele.