Behind-the-scenes with Taiu Landra of Koigu

Part of the fun of Knit Stars will be pulling back the curtain on some of the most magical, yarny places in the universe. One of these ultimate fiber destinations is the Koigu farm in Ontario, Canada, where Taiu Landra, her mother Maie, and her daughter, Kersti, create color masterpieces every day.

Taiu Landra and her mother, Maie, at the Koigu farm.

Taiu Landra and her mother, Maie, at the Koigu farm.

The Koigu dye studio.

The Koigu dye studio.

Taiu Landra on set at Koigu.

Taiu Landra on set at Koigu.

We love what Knit Stars participant, Marni, had to say after seeing Taiu in our free video series: “Can I just walk around Taiu’s studio? For a few hours? A few days? Ok, can I just live there?"

In her Knit Stars workshop, Taiu will give you a behind-the-scenes tour of Koigu, along with the philosophy and artistry of the process. She’s talk about blending colors and building your palette, and then give you a hands-on, step-by-step tutorial on one of the best techniques for variegated yarns: Mitered squares. These squares are the building blocks of some of the most famous, well-loved Koigu patterns.

After enrollment is closed, but before the Knit Stars summit begins, we’ll be offering some yarns dyed exclusively for Knit Stars students. Koigu has created an unexpected combination of variegated colors for their Knit Stars set. 

We also have a single dye lot of Koigu KPPPM that was dyed on-camera by Taiu during the filming of Knit Stars! There are only 42 skeins available, and they are fabulous.

Dyed on-camera by Taiu!

Dyed on-camera by Taiu!

If you’re not enrolled in Knit Stars, don’t wait! Enrollment closes October 6, and the Summit starts October 10. To enroll, click here.