Current Events (2020):
We are starting a campaign to band together all Paternayan lovers, so we can present Colonial with your actual orders for the un-dyed original Paternayan colors. To this end, we will add the “back-order” feature ($0.00) to our website. This will let you order the un-dyed colors, and then we will work with Colonial to add these colors to their Paternayan dying list. (We don’t know how long this will take but we will keep you informed)
We worked very hard with Saco before (see below) to expand the palette, improve color matching and speed up turnaround times. Much progress was made. We are doing the same with Colonial.
Current Events (2019):
NOTICE: In the past year (2019), Saco River Dyehouse, owner of the “Paternayan” name, has gone out of business. At the time Saco River bought the Paternayan trademark, Colonial Needle Company bought the right to produce the same color palette on the original 3-ply wool yarn. Colonial Persian Yarn is the only existing yarn being produced with the original Paternayan palette. We have found it to be a wonderful replacement for Saco River’s yarn.
Of course there will be dye-lot issues on occasion, as there were with Saco River’s yarn! If you send us snippets of your yarn, we will do our best to match it, or let you know if it can’t be done. We also recommend buying enough each time to complete your project!! We accept returns of uncut hanks!
At this writing (10/1/2019), we have both yarns in stock and will automatically fill your order with the best match of available yarn. If you are opposed to one or the other dye houses, just let us know, either by emailing a note with your order, emailing email@example.com, or calling us at 816-746-6164. We want you to receive exactly what you want and will go to great lengths to make that happen. Happy Stitching!!
Thank you for choosing Florilegium! If in doubt please call us, we may have a new shipment or can help you choose your colors.