I was very attracted by what she does and hungry to hear more of her story. What she tells is inspirational and encouraging. I'm so glad to be able to share her story here.
Rosa Pomar has a yarn shop in Lisbon, has published a book called 'Malhas Portuguesas' (Portuguese knittings) and she has produced beautiful authentic yarns with Portuguese wool.
She is a passionate wool researcher and a creator.
I love her style and dedication towards her work. Her shop is bright, colourful and so charming. Rosa Pomar is still in search of finding new breed of wool to be turned into another great yarn. I'm always looking forward to meeting with her new creations.
Blanket made with her yarn called "Beiroa"
One of Rosa's Portuguese yarn called "ZAGAL"
Knitted with "ZAGAL"
Rosa has produced 6 yarns using Portuguese wool so far but she is dedicated in making more. On a wall at her shop, there is a framed map of Portugal with illustrations of 14 different sheep breeds available across the country . Looking at the map, Rosa told me that her aim is to produce yarn with all of those breeds. I cannot wait to see her next new yarn.
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wool lover & researcher / writer / retrosaria 'Rosa Pomar' owner / wool yarn producer
Cardigan Rosa knitted for her daughter with "ZAGAL"