This first thing that catched my attention from this online shop was the amazing range of yarn bases they worked with. I simply fell in love!!
**********What types of fibers do you work with? I buy the fibers in Great Britain or South America. I like interesting and noble mixes, so almost all my threads contain some silk, cashmir or yak.
(For those of you who do not know it, mulesing is an awful practice, where folds of skin from the tail area of a sheep are removed in order to reduce fly strike.This process is quite painful for the sheep, since painkillers are not used.)
What types of dyes do you use? I use acid dyes. I use the colors with moderation, as little as possible, but as much as necessary. I like to combine colors and think about what the client could do with the skein. And of course I let myself be guided by my own tastes and also by the suggestions of customers.
I do not have a catalog of colors, I prefer to dye what I feel like in each moment. I dye a maximum of 600g of each color.
How did you happen to open the online store? I think it is absolutely essential to have an online store nowadays. However, most of my clients prefer to see, touch and smell the skein before buying. For this reason we like the fairs and we will also launch our mobile store that will travel to various sites in Germany in the month of October.
I love your logo. Do you have a story to tell us about it? I wanted a "vintage" logo, with a 50's style. I am lucky that my brother-in-law is a graphic designer and I asked him to design me a Rock'n Roll girl wearing a pony tail and knitting something. Thus, "Strickliesel" was born, the name we gave it. The added motto "Wolle macht glücklich" (Yarn makes you happy) has its own story. I had it on the street display stand when I opened the store. After listening to a lot of pedestrians reading and repeating this phrase as they passed by my shop-window, I decided to include it in the logo.
Any future plans? Q-Lana Mobile is likely to go around Spain during 2018 Spring. We are looking for interested people who are willing to receive at least 10 people at home to launch a Q-Lana yarn show. The host will receive a surprise.
19./20.8.2017: Wollfestival Köln
16./17.9.2017: German Raveler Meeting Bielefeld
30.9./1.10.2017: Berlin knits
* Where can you find her? You do not have to panic, she has a regular collection all the year round, changing colours according to seasons and mood!!
Ravelry group: Q-Lana
LYS (local yarn shop):
Kempen, Nordrhein-Westfalen 47906
I hope you enjoyed this post as much I did preparing it. If you have any doubts or queries, you can reach me at my Ravelry group: patchwork and cakes by josef or leave a message below.
See you soon and keep knitting!!
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