Rare raw silk yarn. Produced all by hand and a mud pot. Multicoloured.
There is no uniformity to this raw silk yarn and it has been totally handspun. Not even a drop spindle was used to make this yarn only a mud pot and hands. The fibres are recycled from sari manufacturing and sent to this very very remote East Indian village where the village women spin waste silk fibres into this magical raw silk yarn for Yarn Yarn. It is rare as only a few women make it. It is lace weight, it is mainly mulberry silk waste and it has no uniform colour, very loosely spun and has many idiosyncrasies, which does it for me as it is so unusual. Multicoloured yarn, each skein unique.
Spinning these yarns is the only source of income in these communities. By providing these spinning opportunities, we keep ancient traditions alive. We provide work in a socially responsible environment where no child labour is involved. We work directly with these women and families developing new colours and yarns from waste materials that would otherwise be destroyed! This is great news for us as yarn addicts because it adds a magical and inspirational spin to our creative endeavours.
The colours of these silk yarns, their nature and textures are peerless. They are soft, luxurious, handpsun and unique. We as a supplier and you as a customer are not only supporting these communities but we are saving waste from landfill!
This is a super yarn for knitting, crochet, weaving, making rugs, arts and crafts and more. Ethical, sustainable yarns made by talented artisans!