Silken Self-indulgence

Sari yarn

I picked up some sari silk yarn today at the local wool store, Wool Trends. It’s fabulous stuff and should prove eminently useful as I work through some of my next projects (another couple of books, a series of boxes and some bowls and vases). I have great hopes for it!

As an aside, Wool Trends is one of those fabulous shops that is crammed with all sorts of fibres.

One that caught my attention, apart from the sari silk, was Seasilk, a seaweed fibres and silk composite. I almost bought some and may yet go back for it (I just need a definitive purpose for it, as it was expensive). Have a look at the colours. They truly are as vibrant as they appear in the photos and the feel of the stuff….. it’s like flexible pussy-willows that drape like they were a part of your skin. Amazing stuff. All I need is a use for some….

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    First soywool, now seasilk… They really can make fibers out of anything! It is a good thing that I am not a knitter – I would have a horrid mish mashed yarn stash too!

  2. VickyTH says:

    (Laughing) What makes mine weirder is that I both knit ordinary things like socks and sweaters AND do odd things like couching with various spun fibres. In fact, I actually have two kinds of yarn – work yarn (for fibre artwork) and hobby yarn (for knitting things like socks). Oddly enough, they rarely overlap in purpose. Funny how that works.

  3. sarai. says:

    I have been drooling over Sea Silk for some time… mmmm…. I do not have a lot of call for dressy scarves or wraps, though, so I have held off, and I am not sure what else one would make with it. (Nevertheless, I may be going back for some, one day.)

    Have you heard of Great Big Sea Silk? It’s Handmaiden, too, but in a larger gauge and with wool.
    http://www.redbirdknits.com/yarn/detail.php?Category=Yarn&name=Great%20Big%20Sea%20Silk
    Imagine the drape!

  4. VickyTH says:

    They had some there, actually, and it was wodnerful stuff. It’s just about sock weight, but I can’t justify spening that much on exotic wool to put on my feet!

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