If you are looking to make an eco-friendly, socially responsible yarn purchase, give this hand crafted, PREMIUM GRADE, Recycled Silk Sari Yarn a try. It's not your typical acrylic, wool or cotton yarn by any means. Varying from thick to thin, this yarn is always one of a kind -- no two skeins are even identical. This versatile yarn can be used to knit, crochet, make jewelry, weave, package gifts...whatever your creative mind can imagine! You will receive the actual skein shown in these photos.
These yarns are hand spun by women living in the Indian countryside. The major source of income there is agriculture and farming. However, farming only keeps locals employed for about 3-4 months a year. As such, spinning these yarns gives women a means by which they can financially support themselves and their families. Ten community leaders coordinate collection of the silk sari remnants, train local women and distribute materials to various locales so that this unique yarn can come to be.
Yardage - You will receive the one (1) skein of premium grade, mixed color recycled silk sari yarn pictured. The skein weighs approximately 100 grams (~3.5 oz) and has a length of approximately 100 yards.
Composition - 90% silk, 10% other fibers. Made up of the remnants of silk sari fabric. This yarn typically has a few slubs (knotty bits) where different saris are woven together. This is not a defect but a common characteristic of this yarn. Occasionally there are loose ends that peek out from the strand -- I find that these add uniqueness to the final woven project.
Care Instructions - Dry clean or hand wash in gentle detergent, lay flat to dry. No machine wash or dryer.
Gift Wrap - If you're planning on giving this item as a gift, please let me know. I'll provide you with a gift bag and tissue to wrap up your purchase. Alternately, if you'd like me to ship the item directly to your gift recipient, let me know so I can gift wrap the item here and include a gift message from you.
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