So today is finally here! The release of our 6 new bases here at Georgian Bay Fibre Co.
Welcome McCoy to the family our new superwash merino part of the line. A bit about the McCoy line and its names inspiration.
Named for the McCoy Islands, McCoy is our line of superwash/treated Merino yarns and rovings. Much like the McCoy Islands, which are a popular destination for kaykers & boaters, these yarns are fun and accessible. Because these yarns have been treated/Superwashed and are super soft, they are perfect for little ones and for those with sensitive skin or who prefer easy care yarns. With a naturally bright white fleece, our McCoy yarns bring out the natural brightness of the GBFibreCo.’s colourways.
To learn about each of these bases a bit more, scroll down an click each photo to visit the yarns page, or head to the shop by base page in the top of the browser.
It may look like there are 12, but half are just our traditional BFL bases with a new first name, Bayfield, named for Bayfield Inlet. We have renamed these yarns for two reasons, one because we felt we should incorporate the corresponding sock yarn into the appropriate fibre determined yarn. Secondly because we wanted some ease of memory Bayfield = BFL & McCoy = Merino. It should be much easier to remember. A bit more about our Bayfield line as a quick reminder.
Named for Bayfield Inlet, Bayfield is our line of Bluefaced Leicester yarns and rovings. Popular with cottagers, fishermen and paddlers, the Bayfield yarns are like the inlet, rugged, unique and worth the trip. Because these these yarns are untreated (with the exception of Bayfield Sock), they retain their natural bounce and resilience and the qualities that makes wool a special fibre. These yarns make for wonderful sweaters and accessories that retain their shape throughout wearing. With a natural shine and cream color, this yarn adds depth and tonality to gorgeous GBFibre Co. colourways.
So have a look around and start planning all your upcoming projects for summer with McCoy. We will be back in a few days with another education post about what the differences and benefits are of these two very different yarn lines.