NEXT SHOP UPDATE 21st of MARCH 05:30 AM (SWEDEN)
Höner och Eir (Sweden) the makers of Nutiden #nutidenyarn
The YARN - Nutiden is an unspun (undone) 100 % swedish wool yarn - made by us - with as much of nature left in as possible.
To get in touch and talk inspiration and designs and more - contact (Caroline) on Instagram @honerocheir or e-mail at email@example.com
(PLEASE NOTE: NO ORDER OR SHIPPING RELATED QUESTIONS! Then use
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you knit with this unspun yarn as it is ?
- yes of course - and the great thing is - you can draft it to become thinner, and hold it double,triple....and you can spin it too if you like.
You can use needles 1,75 mm - 15 mm just adjust how many strands you use. Which means - ANY pattern works more or less - just use your creative mind and adjust.
How many meters/yards per 100 g?
As Nutiden is a un-spun yarn, and we always use different breeds and combinations for each colorway that is always unique - there is no way of knowing the exact amount of meters - as each blend is a little different, Gotland fibers are for example silky and heavy, Swedish Finewool is airy and very light with a low micron... so - we mix and we blend with our hands to make each plate - something special for you.
A general way of measuring is :
For a sweater in double strands for 100 cm bust (M/L size) around 500 g
A sweater in single strands for 100 cm bust (M/L size) around 300 g
ALWAYS BUY MORE THEN YOU THINK YOU WILL NEED!
We want to bring in our old Swedish sheep breeds in as many mixes as possible so - always unique and special.
How is NUTIDEN sold?
in our webshop on special dates and specific times - official on Instagram and a listing in the webshop will tell you the date and time when one is set - we keep the shop open for about 48 hours or if the yarn sells out faster we close before that.
Nutiden is sold as plates - either in 100 g plates or pre-packed paper bags with many (different weight) plates.
When we make the yarn it is not possible to know the right weight either - so plates can variate. Therefore we make bags with all the uneven plates that are over or under 100 g
into pre-packed bags with 300 g or 500 g.
Check the drop menu to get your amount.
How do I make the shop update go smoother?
You can make a profile on Shopify Honer och Eir (myshopify.com) before the shop update so your address and information is saved - this will save time so you can check out faster.
Are the yarn in my cart "booked" for me once they are in the "basket"?
No - Shopify is built for the shop owners benefit so that products dont stay unsold if someone put something in the cart, therefor yes - things can sell out before you reach check out. So please be on time, take it easy - if something is sold out - its sold out - and you will hopefully find something else - or a better blend in the next shop update.
Please remember that we are a small family business - with a small and unique brand - we do our very best to provide everyone with our yarns - but we also can only keep doing this with passion if we get support for it. Please keep in mind - that there is hopefully a new collection coming that will be great for you too. Complaints about yarn being sold out can only result in us losing energy - instead of feeling inspired to make - so please - stay positive with us - because we love the work we do - and we try to do it for you as much as possible - 7 days a week :-)
How is NUTIDEN dyed?
We use certified pigments, salt, vinegar and water and dye outside over fire.
Why do the different blends of NUTIDEN cost different?
When a blend is only dyed fibers it costs more to make and takes more time - so we add 10 Swedish kronor / 100 g.
How is the wool collected and washed?
All wool is Swedish, either we pick up the wool from the local farmers - or Ullkontoret (that we collaborate with) picks up the wool for us - then it is washed very gently to leave some of the lanolin in the wool for us - as we do not use any spin-oil in our process. Nothing else is added then pigments if we dye - and water in the making process.
Why do Höner och Eir not use any chemicals or spinoil?
Simply out of need - as Caroline (owner and maker) had allergic reactions to other yarns and is highly sensitive to chemicals.
But more then anything - why add things we dont need? We want a clean and natural product - better for us and the Earth.
Allergies - good for other sensitives to know:
We do not use any chemicals, bleach or other things in our process - or on the wool - we try to keep the wool as natural as we can.
BUT - we do use incense (rökelse in Swedish) as a natural moth repellent and we do use organic essential oils of lavender and Cederwood in
our waters that we spray on the wool during the making of the yarn.
If you are sensitive to incense or essential oils - please leave you yarn outside for a few days and it will air out.
Support and learn all about out work in the podcast
PATREON - a way to show support and get to know the reality behind the craft.
When you join as a patron - you are showing us the support of our work as a small business trying to lift and bring back Swedish wool -
from our old breeds and new to be provided all over the world - with our NUTIDEN-YARN and carded fibers.
In return for your support you can see our
* Podcast( video and sometimes audio ) or Vlog - my intention is to keep it weekly when possible!
*Collaboration coupon codes from other makers and designers.
Please note : as we are of a Nordic country, which means that we have to recognize us in a white privileged society and we will lift diversity
and awareness to our customers
- we want all patrons to know what we stand for letting all voices be heard - but we want to lift indigenous voices higher - to be heard by all.
We are anti-racist - and we are for lifting awareness about the systematic racism in our everyday lives - this means a work everyday to learn and do better.
What we do:
We, Caroline and Knut, creator of HÖNER OCH EIR - and the makers of Nutidenyarn - an unspun yarn -
that will always be unique - each blend is handpicked and hand dyed (when dyed) by us.
Expect from us:
*Always only Swedish wool - gently washed with as much of nature left in as possible.
*We only use certified pigments ( half with GOTS-certification), salt and vinegar when dyeing.
-We dye outside in old laundry pots, over fire, with the earth under, the air around us and the water from rain and nature as our companion.
*All handdyed wool can bleed
*Every collection of wool is always unique and is a Limited edition.
*Each colorway is different both in thickness and feelings.
We do NOT use chemicals in the process of making yarn - such as spinnoil or bleach etc.
Our products comes with as much of nature left in as possible.
Our crew will be expanding this year with a new member - an apprentice - ANNICA - that will be working,
part time, with us and our old machine park of textile machines that has been resting for years - and that we now have brought back to life
We also have Maria that comes in only to handle and pack orders for shop updates.
Meet : Tora - the picker- Tora helps us blend blends and opens up the fiber for the carding.
Small carding machine Karma, that can make exclusive blends with angora, alpaca and dog wool as well as small batches of sheep´s wool - for spinning and felting. she is resting right now.
Middle carding machine Kata who makes fibers for spinning and felting.
Big carding machine Hera that helps us make Nutiden - our unspun yarn.
We also have Ella (spinning machine) and Alanis (plying machine) that are not in use at the moment.
*We are from November 2019 collaborating with Sweden's only wool washing company, Ullkontoret. The washing company is fossil-free and they use water from dams and rainwater to wash the wool - all water is used after the washing to fertilize the fields. So all natural.
We will still be working with Ullkontoret that they are a huge help for our production.
Changes for 2021
*BASE COLORS: we are planning a new line of base/natural colors for SPRING - 2021.
They will be un-dyed and provided for more then one update - if everything goes as planned :-)
*New collaborations - we will during 2021 share new collaborations with you.
*Shipping and order inquiries will be handled by a third party email : email@example.com - please note that any questions regarding orders and shipping will only be answered from this email address.
We are so looking forward to 2021 !
*From January 2020 we added Paypal as a payment option - along with Stripe - please note that because of the much higher fees for using paypal - we ask that if you can
- please pay with a card. We will continue offering both these payment methods coming year.
MORE ON SHIPPING
As we have grown very fast - during 2021 - a third party will be handling the orders for the webshop.
Caroline will not answer any shipping or order related questions - you can send your inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to ALWAYS add your ORDER NUMBER #xxxx if you have one, your full name and address and any other
information you might think the team answering you would need. Because of the current pandemic - there are heavy delays all over the world
- and countries close and open boarders - it is up to you to help us by checking yourself the day before the
shop update if Sweden can ship to your country - see info here : How the coronavirus is affecting our deliveries | PostNord
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