Monday, 1 February 2016

Rhichard Devrieze - Indie dyer, coming to KnitTraders

Mark your calendars everyone - Saturday March 5th from 1-4pm, 
is very proud to welcome Rhichard Devrieze, the creative mind behind these beautiful yarns. 

Fibre artist and master dyer, Rhichard Devrieze began his career about twenty-five years ago, when he first became interested in hand-spinning yarn and importing and selling fleeces of foreign breeds of sheep.  When he and his partner purchased a flock of merino sheep, Rhichard took up hand-weaving and got into the production of one-of-a-kind coats, jackets, vests, scarves, mitts, and twice-woven rugs, including the hand-dyeing of some of the yarns used in these creations.  That lead to his association with Koigu, quickly becoming their principal dyer.
In 2011, Rhichard and his partner started their own company so that Rhichard could pursue his passion for creating new colourways using carefully selected yarns produced by the best mills, working with designers keen to use his products, and engaging with knitters directly through social media sites and visits to stores carrying his yarns.  

At KnitTraders, we regularly carry Rhichard's Peppino, pictured above in the Stippled colours. 
 But for this special event, he will be bringing with him a selection of colourways in all 3 lines of the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze. There will be mini-skeins for customers to knit up swatches, as well as  yarn that can be sold exclusively during this special event. In addition, we will get to see sample garments and projects from these magnificent yarns, and patterns will also be available.

 Link to Rhichard's website to see more of the 3 featured yarns:
 Peppino (superwashed merino yarn, fingering weight, in 225 yard skeins),sturdy enough for magnificent socks.
Phantom (superwashed, superfine merino yarn, fingering weight, in 225 yard skeins) for stunning shawls and scarves
Fynn (superwashed merino yarn, worsted weight, in 175 yard skeins) for everything that you can imagine in a medium weight yarn.

 Browse through the 3 magnificent dye styles available in each of these yarns:

Let your fingers and your digital device do the prep work to take part in this special event.
1. Check out and choose your favourite yarns and colourways from the website.
2. Email KnitTraders ( to RSVP.
3. Give us some idea of what yarns and colourways you would like Rhichard to bring for us to sample. 
4. If you know what yarns you would like to purchase in advance, please email us your order and we'll be sure to have Rhichard put some aside to bring to you.

BRING YOUR NEEDLES AND YOUR SENSE OF FUN and join us for an afternoon of knitting, crochet and yarn tasting.