A bit of history

What do communism, sociology and wool have in common

I was born in 1978 in Romania in a city called Oradea. That was still during the communist dictatorship. My brother is 3 years younger than me. During those times our parents had to work 6 days a week and the childcare facilities were not great, so our grandparents from my mother’s side took care of us. They lived in a small village surrounded by woods. We grow up in this wonderful place, with the purest air, the cleanest waters and the best food in the world. Of course, I am a bit biased but not very far from the truth!

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How we met
Minimally processed yarn

From sheep to needles, here is how our yarns are made

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Producing great yarns is a laborious process involving a lot of care, dedication and commitment for quality.

A glipmse of the past

a visit to a Romanian traditional fiber mill

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Between two worlds

Between spinners who do not know what gauge is and the modern knitter

Since we started Moeke Yarns, I felt caught between two worlds, between past and present. In our standardized society, knitters are used to standard weight skeins of yarn that has the same quality / thickness all the time, no matter the batch or production year. But when we started Moeke Yarns, we received skeins of wildly different weights, and the gauge and even the shade varied between batches and fiber mills.

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Looking for sheep

Just a funny story about
looking for sheep

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A recipe

About yarn softness
and what can you do to improve it

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We're tying the Knot