When Yarn and Stationery Collide: Blackwing X LolaBean Yarn Co

You know I love the intersection of stationery and anything knitting related. So I squeed last night when I received the most recent email from LolaBean Yarn Co.

LolaBean Yarn Co. is a Georgia-based independent yarn dyeing company, headed by Adella Colvin. Adella named the company LolaBean in honor of her daughter, Lola, in the hopes that she’ll one day be able to pass the business down. Her colorways are gorgeously speckled and layered yarns, but her company has a larger purpose.

6 skeins of yarn featuring creams, peaches, lavenders and grays all with hot pink speckles
LolaBean Yarns, courtesy of Knit*Stars

The LolaBean Yarn Co Brand believes in and stands for diversity, inclusivity and accessibility. We strongly believe that Black Lives Matter and that equal rights and protections for the LGBTQ+ community is a fundamental right. Being a company that is owned and operated by a woman of color, it is vital that we help to bring more color into what has otherwise been a predominantly white industry.

It turns out Adella is also an admirer of Blackwing! After being a loyal pencil subscriber and using them for years, Adella wondered if she might one day be able to collaborate with them.  Recently she reached out to Blackwing, and they responded positively, collaborating with her through their Bespoke and Branded programs. So the point of my post is to introduce you to the Bean Book!

A yellow notebook with an adorable little black girl on the cover. She is wear a handknit sweater in green and pink with colorwork hearts and her hair is braided with pink beads.
The Bean Book – LBYC x Blackwing

This medium Blackwing Slate is an A5 hardcover notebook that is a bit wider than a standard notebook (148 x 210 mm). It features 160 pages of 100 GSM ivory ruled paper that is perfect for graphite or ink.

Every Slate notebook features a signature lay-flat binding, matte cover, and pencil holster that comes loaded with a Blackwing pencil. This particular notebook features the all-new LBYC “All Growed Up” logo designed by our friend Shelli.Can.

We were very intentional with selecting this artwork for the cover because we truly believe that representation matters. We want to ensure that we continue to put out images of Black joy and excellence to combat against the negative stereotypes and depictions of our people.

The back cover of a bright green notebook with black binding and the words LolaBean Yarn Co printed on it.
The Bean Book – LBYC x Blackwing

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Bean Book ($30.00) you can head over to LBYC and order one of your very own – I got my order in first thing yesterday!

(PS and if you’re a knitter, find her yarns online or at a stockist near you!)

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