Knit, crochet or weave with them, embellish your wet-felts. Wear them as they are. Or use them to decorate your home! The only limit is your imagination with these cute pompoms, skilfully spun for añañuca by a group of artisans from Central Chile. This is a really special yarn!
The pompoms are spun on a drop spindle and hand-dyed in small batches to create a kaleidoscope of colour by women work at home, producing woollen goods to supplement their family income.
This is a truly rustic yarn, so please expect some variations in thickness and colour. We believe this enhances the unique beauty and texture of this hand produced item.
By purchasing this yarn you will be supporting rural women who work at home to supplement their family income by practising the traditional skills handed down through generations in Central and Southern Chile.
Ingredients: 100% Corriedale Wool
Length: approx 16.5m (18yd)
añañuca is an accredited fair trade supplier and a member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers).
The spectacular añañuca flower of the Atacama desert in Northern Chile is the inspiration behind añañuca which was established in 2009 by Liz and David Beasley, to bring to the UK the very best of Chilean artisan design.
Their ethos is simple – all products are handmade and traded fairly, showing due respect for the skills of the artisan and their need to make a dignified livelihood.
añañuca supports rural livelihoods, endeavouring to provide opportunities for skilled artisans to continue to practice their craft in their own homes, bringing in a much needed income whilst sharing their time between the many demands of life on a family smallholding.
They buy work only of the highest quality, crafted using traditional techniques. Colour is all, and many of their textile products are dyed using natural plant extracts, reproducing the rich colour palette of the landscape and the season in which they are created.