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Fable Handknit Sponsors Young Design Talent

Fable Handknit aims to encourage young designers to get to know the art of knitting: starting with sponsoring fashion design students at Ryerson University.

TORONTO, April 10, 2006-  Fable Handknit was a proud sponsor of two graduating students from the Ryerson School of Fashion. Their work was showcased at the annual fashion show, Mass Exodus. Both students were provided with Pure Baby Alpaca yarn to create knitwear pieces for their final year collections.

Jentine Gootjes designed a bridal collection with knitted outerwear pieces for brides who plan their weddings in the fall or winter season.

Fanny Siong's collection was inspired by ancient Greek costume. Her daywear collection incorporated knitted cover up pieces that are both modern and expressive of ancient times.

 Photos: Courtesy of Alex Li.

 

 

 

 

 

Fable Handknit - Interview with Designer Andrea Tung

By Natalie Zee, MAKE blog

April 17, 2006- Making Things is blog where high style and DIY meet. IT was created by Andrea Tung, a former fashion designer based in Canada who left the biz and turned her knitting hobby into a full-fledged yarn business, Fable Handknit. Tung also designs stylish knitting patterns based on Fable's baby alpaca yarn. Ideas and inspiration come from the world of fashion and Tung likes the challenge of figuring out how she can deconstruct it and make it herself. I got a chance to talk to Andrea Tung to find out more about her new business, her creative inspiration, and her favourite Fable knitting patterns.

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Yarn hints at cashmere

The new Fable Handknit line now available in Toronto.

by Nathalie-Roze Fischer, Frugal Fashionista

January 18, 2006- Newbie and veteran knitters alike should be in the loop about Fable Handknit, the new yarn in town.This luxe line of 100 per cent Baby Alpaca is softer and stronger than most wools, easy to care for and stain-resistent — plus, it’s supremely soft and is available in dreamy-sweet shades. And, though it’s quite similar to cashmere, it’s accessibly priced at just $9 a ball. Find it at Knitomatic (1378 Bathurst St.), Lettuce Knit (66 Nassau St. in Kensington Market) and Ruth’s Needlebed (10 Thomas St. in Streetsville, Mississauga).

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