Spun on drop spindles by co-operatives of women crafters, these special yarns contribute to local industry and help to ensure nothing is wasted during the production and weaving of silk saris. Made from recycled sari silk and the by-product of silk production – every hank is unique and varies in the amount of twist, colour, gauge and texture and if more than one hank is ordered we will try to match hanks as closely as possible.
We have all had a look at the yarns which have an intentionally hand-spun look, quite erratic in grist. At first sight this looks to range from Aran to double knit, slubby with quite a hard twist. It is strong enough to use as a warp, but being slubby will need some care in winding on.
In weaving terms it comes out at 5dpi sett for a plain weave, which is the range quoted for Aran.
100g / 50 metre hank of hand spun silk yarn. Weight and length are approximate, please allow for variations in this hand made product.