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Akara Yarns

Dear all,      It has taken a bit of time, but here I am again in good company. Sometimes you find an IG account by chance and you hit follow button. After some time you come across someone in a swap. Then you realized that you both purchased the same Advent Calendar and chat begins.       All this happened to Rose and me and we have had some chats along a few months now. She is a sweet mama, a gorgeous indie dyer and I hope you read this interview to the end, because Rose shares her really intimate feelings as an artist but also as an individual, and I am very thankful to her for that.      Enjoy! ***********  First things first, where does your brand "Akara Yarns" come from? I spoke to a friend of mine and asked what name would be great for my hand-dyed yarns. Originally, I wanted to use my last name which is 'Tinapay'. Sadly, there was a lot of negative feelings about it. When I was growing up. 'Tinapay' meant bread in Tagalog (dialect from Philippines…
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