Monday, 11 April 2011

Love the planet – sari yarn and more (part 1)

Recycled sari silk is one of the most beautiful yarns to work with – it is both ethically sound and looks stunning.  It also has a character of its own and behaves very differently to normal yarn – when casting on stitches, the rest of the yarn leading to the ball gets twisted up so make sure you build in extra time to untwist the yarn!
Give yourself a visual delight and enjoy some of the stunning colour combinations from sari yarn.
Ethnic Crafts ( is my shop of choice for both its selection, ethos and good value.  I came across it whilst researching this article and it ticks all the boxes and will be getting my custom in the near future.
“We provide opportunity, independence and resources to artisans while offering culture and global consciousness to our customers through the innovation and inspiration of environmentally friendly products. Its our hope to better the lives of people thorough trade, skills and education”.

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Sari necklace from Mosaic Tree - NEW!!!
The sari yarn inspired a knitted necklace of vibrant colours.  Something to be worn to make a statement (it would look stunning against an all black outfit, for example) or, if you wanted to add some colour to lift your spirits.  This one is a show stopper!

It measures approx. 31cm in total (25cm excluding the beaded tassel).  Withe no fiddly catches, this  simply stretches over your head.  It is very light to wear so would be ideal to take away with your holiday wardrobe.   This is a unique, handcrafted item.  Different lengths can be produced; please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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  1. Thanks for the tip, I've just bookmarked the site. I love the necklace your making too - really pretty.

  2. Your necklace is really pretty. I love recycled sari silk, I use it for accents in my handwoven scarves.

  3. @Kitkat - Ethnic Crafts is great isn't it? I'm going to place my first order today!

    @averilpam and Kitkat - thank you for lovely comments re sari necklace.....sari spiral brooches coming soon - watch this space!