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Animal Fiber Yarns (Part 1)

Tweet Continuing our series on yarn fibers (see also Milk Yarn? How does that work? Part 1), I have the great pleasure to begin looking at animal fibers. Some of my most favorite yarns fall into this category so I’m delighted to have this opportunity and hope that you, may find a few new favorites […]

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Plant Fiber Yarns

Tweet Continuing on with our yarn fiber series, (see also eco-friendly yarns and bio-synthetic yarns)  this week we delve into plant fibers.  Plant fibers are derived either from leaves, stems (known as bast fibers), or seeds of plants.   Cotton is a seed fiber produced from the cotton boll, and ramie, linen and flax are […]

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Yarn Hank, Skein or Ball?

Tweet Not long ago I was asked why some yarn is sold in hanks, some in skeins and some in balls.  The only answer I could proffer at the time was that it must depend upon the manufacturer but I couldn’t let it go with that.  Somewhere in the recesses, I thought I recalled a […]

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