Introducing Manos del Uruguay

Here at Cotton Reel Studio, we don't just sew - we also knit a lot of socks.
We thought the time was right to introduce our lovely customers to our "other" hobby with the addition of some beautiful yarns and equipment so you can keep your creative juices going even when you are away from your sewing machine. 

Plus we've also added a FREE SOCK PATTERN to our website to get you going.
We have sourced some beautiful yarns by Manos del Uruguay who are a not for profit organisation, certified by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). They are deeply committed towards the social and economic development of rural women.
The yarns are spun and dyed by artisans who are organized in cooperatives that are located in small towns of Uruguay's countryside.
With their jobs at Manos del Uruguay, the artisans are able to provide for their families and raise their children without having to emigrate to Montevideo's poor areas.
We have chosen to introduce the sock yarn Alegría, which means "joy" in Spanish, and that's just what this hand-painted yarn is, a true color celebration!
Easy-care with a rich, cushy hand, Alegria is perfect for socks, baby gear, or fun accessories.
Every skein is unique, there are no two skeins exactly the same. Each skein is signed by the artisan who made it, and from which village it came.
We have so many beautiful colours to choose from, you are truly spoilt for choice.

We've also added a selection of luxury knitting accessories by addi, who are without doubt our favourite brand.
Addi has been producing knitting needles and crochet hooks for 186 years in the German town of Altena, and the family company is now led by the 6th generation.
"Luxury for your hands": Addi is rightly renowned world-wide for excellent-quality knitting needles. Made by knitters, for knitters, they are smooth, fast and designed with your needs in mind.

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