As you all know, I’m always on the lookout for Canadian talent. Meet our newest exclusive Lettuce Knit artist, Samantha Perrault, creator of Scrumptiouspurl self-striping yarns. We received the yarn yesterday and when I put it out today, it immediately started selling! I am not surprised since I fell in love hook, line and sinker when I first encountered Scrumptiouspurl yarn.
Samantha is a dynamo 25 year old woman from Montreal who has been knitting for as long as she can remember. She explains on her website “I eat sleep and breathe the fiber world and wouldn’t have it any other way.” For her, dyeing yarn started when she went to Malta 18 months ago with her beau and couldn’t work.
First she decided to try her hand at dyeing yarn with solid colours. She quickly got bored and decided to dye self-striping yarns. “Math and numbers are my thing” Samantha, who is an Accounting graduate, explained. She then turned her attention to figuring out how to get it going to speed up the process, and voila! Not only does Samantha sell her yarn in Canada at Espace Tricot, she also has a few US stores. She now joins the Toronto market along with other exclusive to Lettuce Knit Canadian artists and we couldn’t be happier.
When not dyeing yarn, Samantha, who is an avid sock and sweater knitter, teaches knitting at Espace Tricot. We hope she’ll visit us soon so we can give her a warm welcome.