Pictureclick me to see visit Darn Good Yarn
Recently we opened a wholesale account with a great company called Darn Good Yarn. They are awesome because they like 3 of my favorite things: yarn!, helping the environment, and helping people. From their recent email:  "Darn Good Yarn, with your help, removed approximately 6000 pounds of waste from landfills last year. I want to knock that number up, up, up for 2012!" They do this by buying yarn spun from the leftovers from making the sari dresses. " This recycled silk sari yarn is handspun in women's co-ops and act as income supplements to farming families in non-growing season in Nepal and India and made from remnants of new silk. " 

Pictureclick me to see this cool yarn
We bought the yarn pictured here. Its the recycled resolutions. Its really cool because it has one base color but then lots of colors blended in. As a beginning spinner it was really exciting to see and to handle. It is very twisty yarn. Not sure if that has something to do with the materials or the spinning process. I am having a hard time thinking of what to make with it. Suggestions?

Pictureclick here for this pattern
I did browse through their free patterns and I am leaning heavily toward making... and keeping for myself... this really great belt, scarf, headband... thing. Its awesome and very lovely. I will keep browsing but already I am finding more I want to buy. 

Pictureclick me for unspun banana fiber
Recently I have begun spinning and am greatly intrigued by these neat fibers they have. This one is banana fiber! How cool is that? They also have unspun silk left overs.   I think I may need to try some out soon!  I will keep you up to date if I finally make something with the recycled resolutions or if I break down and buy some fun spinning stuff. 


Check out the site, click the pictures to link over there. Its well worth the visit.
Thanks for reading, Kristina

 


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