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Dear Rhichard,

I recently finished a pair of Stephen West’s Dustland Mitts using your Peppino yarn. I feel so strongly about my experience working with the Peppino that I wanted to write you and tell you how much I enjoyed the entire project. I have lots of yarn and am not easily impressed, but weeks after my mitts are finished, I’m still thinking about how much I love my new them…not for the pattern, but because of your yarn.

I am in love with your yarn and am thrilled with how my finished mitts turned out. I found your yarn soft, supple and strong. I had to frog my mitts in several places and reknit, and the yarn held up better than almost any other yarn I’ve used would have, under the same set of circumstances, so much so that I can’t even detect where I had gone wrong originally. The twist held up so well and yet the yarn is so incredibly soft, even after how many times I goofed and had to frog. The blocking process made the yarn even better, if that’s possible.

I could go on and on about the subtly of color I found in the skein after I wound it into a cake and started knitting, but I don’t have to. The mitts speak for themselves…the lavender and blue and soft blending of the two was just perfect. I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I am talking about. I didn’t realize just how beautiful this color was until everything was all finished.

I look forward to making many, many more beautiful, wearable items from your yarn.

Thank you so much,

Mimi M.




Rhichard has a few trunk shows planned for the Spring and Summer, and is currently working on plans to host a weekend event at the Community Centre in Holstein, Ontario, the first weekend in October.  More information on that event will be available through his Facebook account.



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Rhichard is hoping his French Bulldog, LouLou, is ‘preggers’ and that there will be puppies in the house on or about the 27th of April. If you are as keen about French Bulldogs as is Rhichard, you can follow his adventures showing his dogs via his Facebook account. 


Brad, one of his two males, is #5 in Canada, and could be higher if Robert would let him show to his hearts content.

But there’s this dye studio that needs him, Robert says, more than the show rings need him. 


He’d argue the point.

Robert is hoping his pair of motmots will be interested in breeding this year and that his single male, Michael, will finally have a mate this year, and that his six-year-wait will be over.


If you don’t know about motmots, please search the web for Images of Blue-crowned Motmots. You won’t be disappointed.

We are thrilled with Rene Wirth’s new website for our company. 

We hope you enjoy it and will support our efforts to offer you the best yarn in the most embraceable colourways. 


We look forward to Rene’s continuing involvement with us as we learn how to maximize the website for your benefit and, of course, ours.


about rhichard

With fibre-dyeing in his genes, Rhichard's journey to master dyer and beyond has incorporated involvement in hand-spinning, hand-weaving, a line of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, shepherding a flock of merinos, and dancing in the creation of colourways inspired by experience and imagination.

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