The Ennea Collective came about as a result of a couple of spinning ladies sharing their project ideas, information, limitations and expectations via email. Although there is a lot of knitting info out there, as well as a lot of weaving and spinning info, there isn’t as much around in the vein of using hand-spun for specific projects. And this is what we found ourselves discussing regularly. Our discussions involved such things as finding the perfect fibre for a sweater, how to spin the yarn, how much yardage we could expect to get out of 16oz of fibre… those sorts of things.
We also wanted to offer designers a chance to show their stuff and for spinners to share their techniques. Our advertising sections offer opportunities for fibre pushers sellers to show off their offerings.
In more recent times, we have turned to showcasing interesting and inspiring fibre-related content from around the web. Patterns are still available, but we are publishing on a less-active basis. We have a Facebook page here and you can follow Ennea on Twitter. If you’re looking for knitting patterns using handspun: click here. We’re also in the process of reorganizing the patterns available on Ravelry. Many of our designers also sell their patterns directly.