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Starting 2015 with my favourite fibre!

Our best wishes to you and your loved ones for 2015!

Have I said I love working with Pulled Sari Silk?! It truly is my favourite fibre for spinning and felting at the moment. Our shipment from Europe the other day included more fabulous colours so we can now offer 21 terrific selections from Maize to Jasper and a luscious Azalea. Trust me … try carding some Pulled Sari Silk with Merino or any other fibre.

The other day, I carded some black Alpaca and white Cotswold to make a streaky grey then carded in some of our Hot Pink Pulled Sari Silk as a vibrant highlight. Here’s a photo of the hand spun yarn I made from the carding.

Pulled sari silk in yarn and felting
Pulled Sari Silk in hand spun with black Alpaca and white Cotswold.

The Pulled Sari Silk gives a nice visual punch when even a small amount is used in this way. It can also be spun on its own for a rustic but amazingly ‘silky’ yarn. Felters will love playing with this fibre in wet, needle and Nuno felting or as spectacular embellishments for other projects. It’s the shimmering qualities of silk and the softness of the fibre that creates magic. The shimmering effect is unique to silk and is due to the prism-like structure of the fibre which bounces back refracted colours with some variation to add to the luxurious appearance.

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Hand Dyed Hand Spun Yarn

Handspun Madness.

Here’s a chance to add some chaotic texture and kaleidoscopic colour to your freeform knitting projects with some fabulous hand spun yarn from Chaotic Fibres. We’ve loaded up our online store with skeins of Sharon’s OOAK hand dyed, hand spun, ranging from 100% wool, as you will find in Lime Twist and Pacific Sunset, to a custom cool 98 yards of blended merino, mohair, kid mohair, suffolk and angelina in the Starry Night hand spun. Like lots of blending? She uses all kinds of fibre in her top quality skeins, including silk, pulled sari silk, alpaca, angora, silk ribbon and, of course, all kinds of wool. Need a little? Want a lot? These are definitely OOAK (One of a Kind) skeins of yarn, as small as 11 yards ranging to a couple of hundred yards!

Freeform knitting yarns
Striped Impulse, 84 yards of hand dyed 100% yarn.
Hand spun yarn for knitting
Irish Skies, 62 yards of 100% wool.
wool, angora, alpaca hand spun yarn
Autumn Rose. 80% wool, 10% angora, 8% alpaca, 2% angelina. 50 yards. Hand dyed, hand spun by Chaotic Fibres.