5/3/10

Quince & Co.


For the past several months I have been busy working on the development of a new yarn company, Quince & Co. Owners Pam Allen and Bob Rice (from Spurwink Cordage) have joined forces in creating a debut line of yarn spun mostly from American wool. To kick things off we have 4 different weights, each come in a beautiful range of 37 colors. Truly amazing, right?
Well, this past weekend was the photo shoot for our first collection. I'm still recovering from all the sun, fun, and hard work. Pam, Bob, Cecily, our beautiful model Lydia, and myself all trekked out to Crescent Beach for some delicious Maine coast and woods. You can't dream up a more lovely location! I was a little nervous being the photographer—no wait—scratch that. I was insanely nervous being the photographer for this shoot, but as soon as the first shutter of my camera released, the anxiety melted away. I wish I could post some photos, but I don't want to spoil our website launch. We're working away on pattern writing, yarn photography, and all the tiny logistics of operating an online business. Oh yeah, we'll be mostly online to start. However, if you're lucky enough to live in (or visit) the Portland area, KnitWit will also carry the full line.
Stay tuned.

10 comments:

SbutterAMfly said...

OMG! I'm so excited to see everything! Is there going to be a website?

fort nest said...

oh yes! I'm working on finishing the website design and getting all the pages to our programmer. Soon enough I'll post the site!

kat coyle said...

omg omg
yay. this is such good news for us yarn lovers and pam and carrie admirers.

37 colors wow!

oh, and i got marina. lovely!!!
the card too. wonderful

thank you.

SbutterAMfly said...

Oh, duh. Now that I've reread your post I see that you mention a website… can you tell I was overly excited and not reading clearly? :D

fort nest said...

:)

smitten said...

I'm so excited! Can. not. wait!

Connie said...

I've been waiting and waiting to see what Pam was up to next. I'm happy to see that the wait will nearly be over. Everything Pam has a hand in immediately shoots to the top of my knit queue. I'm sure this will be no different. Can you tell I'm very very very excited? And you as the photographer and web designer for this new venture? Can't wait! Is it up yet??? Is it up yet? Ok, I'll stop whining now! ;)

fort nest said...

aw, you're so sweet! and yes, Pam, is the ultimate goddess of knitwear. I think you'll be pleased! the first collection is mostly accessories and simple knits. some fun stuff. the yarn is Dreamy.
xoxo

swanee said...
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mh said...

The Quince & Co. photos are beautiful!