Good morning 🌞
I am very happy because today I am launching my yarn store 🙋🏻♀️ .
It has been a long journey since the first time I went to a trade fair in Cologne, Germany to find suppliers until today. I started dyeing yarn commercially in 2015, and with the help of my husband, I participated in local events as a vendor .
The yarn initially had my own name Gabriela Kos, but I wanted to give a new name that represents my origins. That is how Isalloni was born 🙌🏻 .
Isalloni is a word in Aimara, a local native language from Bolivia. It means “the one that has a wrap, shawl or cloak” (“una que tiene manto” in Spanish )
I could not find a better word to describe me and where I come from. I remember when I was a little girl, my grandma and nanny used to buy raw wool from the farmers to spin and knit with it. The first thing I recall they made was a shawl in natural color. It was white as a veil, with basic cables and lace. I remember the whole process of making the yarn. Those skeins spun with a traditional spindle, so pristine. This shawl protected me from cold winters, and I could feel the warmth love they put on every time I was wearing it ❤️ .
I want to share the same love with you through my yarn, and dedicate my work to these beautiful ladies who introduced me to the world of yarn makers .
I hope you accompany me in this journey. You can follow @isalloni where I will be sharing updates about colors, dye process and events. Stay tuned 😊
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