My First Nepalese Recycled Sari Silk Yarn
I just got my first buy of Nepalese Recycled Silk Yarn and oh my my! It is fascinating!
I don't know what I am going to do with it yet. I got it as a by-product of shopping for felt yarn. Not that this is felting yarn but I got "distracted" during my shopping spree! I could always embellish my felting project (provided it turns out right). Or make ... oh I don't know .. so many ideas are teeming around right now just looking at the gorgeous yarn.
Background Info on Recycled Sari Silk
This yarn is produced as a by-product from the manufacture of silk in India. Weaving remnanats, normally discarded, are now being recycled which is a big plus in my eyes and for a greener planet.
These silk ends are trimmed from the looms and sent off to Nepal. There village women spin them into these colourful yarns. This "waste" is hand spun on the Charkha Wheel - producing a spun single yarn.
Given the hand spun nature, each skein is totally unique. It is not created in dye lots (as the sari silk already come to the women as coloured silk threads).
I will write more when I get to use this. Meanwhile, I thought you might to share the Drooling process with me ...
This particular skein can be knitted with 3.5mm up to 10mm knitting needles.
My ball (of yarn) is 100grams (which is approximately 175 meters/190 yards)
I bought this from an Australian ebay seller; store: "HIGHLAND COTTAGE CRAFTS"
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