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Gloria Yarns Colours for Manos del Uruguay.

 

Gloria is the newest addition to the Manos del Uruguay yarn collection.

Made of super soft 100% merino superwash wool, with a worsted

weight and a generous 200 meters per 100 grs skein.

Gloria is a classic three ply yarn, with a bouncly twist, a super squishy

hand and very nice stitch definition, knitting with it feels like glory to

knit with.

 

When starting to work on Gloria´s color card, Manos turned to

Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale. They got in contact last summer when the designers visited Uruguay.

Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale were interested in working with Uruguay's time honoured crafts and traditional skills, specially wool and wood work. They embarked in a road trip through Uruguay of a month length, visiting rural areas, small villages and seaside resorts.

They went to Algorta, a small town where one of Manos

cooperatives is located.There, they got to know the artisans,

share some time with them, inquire about their work and learn a

bit of hand weaving.

When we Manosd them to helpwith Gloria's color card, they

turned to the pictures they had taken during that trip as a

source of inspiration.

The pictures are small pieces of the Uruguayan landscape: a small

plant in a sidewalk, a fisher ship in Punta del Diablo beach, the

patio of an estancia, as a group they speak more about the way

people live in Uruguay of what could have been explained in words.

 

 

© De Allegri and Fogale 2016