Drama Llama Knitting Company produces handspun and Hand-dyed yarns, as well as knitting accessories and patterns.

Our dream: By moving towards selling yarn from local-ish, ethically sourced fiber, we hope you bring your sweater a little bit closer (figuratively speaking) to the sheep it came from. (Or alpaca, or goat, or bundle of flax!)

For those about to craft, we salute you.
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Attention Vancouver fiber-folks!

If you get the chance, make it a priority to hit up Bandidas Taqueria on The Drive in the next couple months - Kim O’Brien has covered the walls in her amazing felted art pieces and they are truly something to behold. 

If you love fiber and you live in Greater Vancouver, check it out! They’ll be up until mid-June. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I just acquired a giant box of acrylic yarn and I have no idea what to do with it. I've always been told how horrible acrylic is, but I don't want it to go to waste. What sort of patterns/uses are best for this fiber?
dramallamaknitting dramallamaknitting Said:

knittingfuckyeah:

blankets are a really good option for acrylic yarn because it’s hard to destroy, easier to care for than regular wool, and also it’s a good option for those with wool allergies. if you have several different colors that you don’t know what to do with, you could always try knitting an afghan or throw.

you could also:

  • use it to knit totes or cozies
  • donate it to a senior center that holds knitting or crocheting activities
  • use the yarn to knit children’s hats or mittens, and donate those as well

I think this is great advice. 

silverandjadeyarns:

craftpigeon:

I have been wanting to try out making some pillowcases! I had just finished off a scarf and felt now was the time! I have this wonderful multi-coloured warp going on and then I wanted to use some of my random bits of yarn in the weft to try out all kinds of colour and pattern combos! I am loving it so far and I have enough warp for three pillows! I am so excited I am going to keep weaving RIGHT NOW!

My work is for sale on my Website:

www.craftpigeon.net

Wow that’s lovely. Gonna have to take up another craft.

Damnit.

Come to the dark side. 

silverandjadeyarns:

kimchikarachi:

Omg this guys face…his glitter eyebrows…is this real? What is this?
Link to free pattern for that pizza on his head: http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/glittery-eyebrows.jpg?w=1000&h=1500

Ha ha oh dear lord that is amazing.

Paging Glitterhag!

silverandjadeyarns:

kimchikarachi:

Omg this guys face…his glitter eyebrows…is this real? What is this?

Link to free pattern for that pizza on his head: http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/glittery-eyebrows.jpg?w=1000&h=1500

Ha ha oh dear lord that is amazing.

Paging Glitterhag!

campbellhouse:

macatrose:

elephant pattern in progress by littlecottonrabbits on Flickr.

Can’t wait for this!

Basket of elephants is too cute to function.

(via feministfibers)

elenikalorkoti:

Quilt by Gina Rockenwagner & Leah Goren

vanessabat:

Found this patch outside my neighborhood. I believe they’re Western Red-dye (Dermocybe phoenicea). These mushrooms can be used to dye textiles and the pigment is chemically similar to cochineal (can be used as a vegan alternative to cochineal).

bridgecitybutterfly:

teadrinkingdragon:

ladyamesindy:

shatterknits:

aknottysoutherngirl:

Stop it!! Stop using crap yarn. I see so many beautiful patterns, socks, blankets, scarves and even sweaters being made out of the shittiest excuse of yarn. There is no reason to…

I feel the same way about acrylic/synthetic yarns that I do about oil. 

It would be ideal if we lived in a world where other types of yarn and modes of transportation were used instead of ones that are environmentally detrimental, often produced with a blind eye towards human rights and ultimately unsustainable as a resource. 

That being said, we would have to make an absolutely massive amount of global change to our world at a cultural and governmental level in order for that to be the case. 

As it is, we use gas because it’s cheaper and more widely available, and we have spent decades creating an infrastructure based around it’s use. The same can be said for acrylic and synthetic textiles. 

Humanity has created a world where the most unsustainable practices are also the most cost-effective. 

If there’s anyone out there that doesn’t like the prevalence of synthetic yarn, then you’ve got some real campaigning to do and it goes well beyond having a hissy-fit on tumblr.

Go change the world, then we’ll talk. 

(via feministfibers)

*frantically tries to figure out how you tied your scarf like that*

This is gorgeous! 

(via fiberfingers)