We cannot say enough positive things about ARTFIL – the company and the yarn! We’ve been carrying ARTFIL yarns in our shop for nearly two years and continue to be impressed by the friendly, personable, professional, and exceedingly efficient service we receive from this Quebec-based company. At the forefront of innovation within the industry, ARTFIL produces artisanal quality yarns employing an eco-friendly dyeing method that uses significantly less water and energy than traditional methods. The “spray-painted” yarn is both unique and beautiful as the process of building up the dye in layers allows for the creation of stunningly deep and saturated colourways which are available in tonal, self-striping, and speckled varieties. Soft and strong with incredible stitch definition, it is clear that great attention has been given to the development of the various yarn bases under the ARTFIL umbrella. We are particularly smitten with Belle, a plump fingering weight yarn with a two-step twist that creates durable socks with an extraordinarily cushiony feel. We have also used it to knit gorgeous shawls, wraps, and garments. We’ve recently added Mericana DK to our inventory and are thrilled with the smooth springy fabric created by this 100% superwash merino wool. We look forward to adding ARTFIL Aran weight yarn to our store later this summer. Despite the fact that ARTFIL is in the business of producing hand-dyed yarn, short lead times and prompt delivery mean the experience for store owners is more like that of dealing with a larger commercial enterprise – an uncommon advantage when trying to fulfill specific customer desires and maintain consistent inventory levels! Thank you Yana, Stan, and the dedicated ARTFIL team – you are a pleasure to work with!