My first yarn store visit in Barcelona was to Persones Llanas. That’s me standing in front of the store happily clutching my purchases.
So, this is crazy – while in Barcelona I end up purchasing wool from Shetland.
– 1 ball of J & S Jumper weight
– 6 balls of J & S Lace weight
– 3 balls of J & S cobweb
We asked about local Spanish wool. Isn’t merino from Spain?
Apparently it’s not being produced although the owners mentioned they are working with a local artisan and were hoping to get a shipment soon.
I don’t speak Spanish so I’m not sure a what the whole story is. That’s what my husband relayed to me after a long discussion with one of the owners who is from Barcelona. The other is originally from Tucson but she was giving a lesson in the loft.
My husband wryly mentioned that we were on a world wide tour of yarn stores. The response was, I know what you mean.
This is a really small yarn shop. Notice the display on the left? That’s just about the whole stock and I think much of it is from the US. In case you’re interested, they do offer a PDF catalog via their website. Since my current knitting phase is learning about Shetland knitting, I was thrilled to buy some Jamieson & Smith wool. Now I have some for comparison with VY and Jamieson.
The owners are very enthusiastic advocates of knitting and are encouraging Barcelonians to expand their knitting horizons. The next day I purchased a copy of Verena Moda De Punto, the local knitting magazine and noticed an article about “Nuevas Costumbres” which included a photo of group of young knitters gathered in the loft knitting.
The store is conveniently located in the old part of town not to far from the Picasso museum. Across the street from the Picasso museum is an interesting textile museum.