Handspun Hope Yarns at fibre space

I take a lot of care in selecting the yarns that we carry at the shop, and sometimes I find something that is both beautiful and has a really inspiring origin story. Handspun Hope yarns are just that. This yarn is harvested, spun, and dyed by at-risk women in northern Rwanda who are working under fair trade principles that ensure just wages and safe working conditions. For 13 years, Handspun Hope has implemented a holistic, whole-person approach to breaking the poverty cycle for women and their families. All of the women have suffered some level of trauma, and many are survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. The cooperative has their own flock of Merino sheep, and the women clean and hand card the wool, spin it into yarn and dye it organically using native Rwandan plants. The result is an absolutely gorgeous and incredibly unique yarn.



We have a cotton and a Merino yarn in the shop now for you to touch and feel. Handspun yarns have a unique look and feel that really stands out from the machine-spun yarn that makes up most of our handknits in this country. Because they use natural dyes, the colors are very different, with each one coming from a plant or vegetable harvested in Rwanda. Anything made with this yarn will surely be very special and unique!



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Danielle, owner of the fibre space shop, has been knitting since the age of six or so, when she completed her first project – a Cabbage Patch doll scarf. A Pittsburgh native with a degree in international development, she moved to the D.C. area to find a job and quickly established a career in non profit management and fundraising. For extra cash, she decided to turn her hobby into a job and taught knitting classes in the evening at area shops. With a heavy dose of sarcasm and a tough love style of teaching, Danielle quickly developed a following of students – busy D.C. professionals looking for a creative outlet. In October 2006, she struck out on her own with Knit-a-Gogo, Inc. – offering knitting classes and events all over the D.C. metro area. Before she knew it, Knit-a-Gogo had grown out of control and Danielle moved to the next natural step – a full service yarn shop. In July 2009 fibre space was born and has been rockin’ ever since. When she isn’t behind the scenes with a mocha in hand, Danielle is hanging with her daughter or lobbying for small business needs at City Hall.

fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and U.S.-made sources for knitting, crochet & spinning. Enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more. Join the community in our comfy lounge, and let the helpful staff at fibre space™ get you started on your next handmade creation!


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Alexandria, VA 22314


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