Category Archives: A to Z of Yarn

A-Z of Yarn: Uses of Eyelash Yarn

Eyelash yarn, and in fact any form of Novelty yarn, divides knitters into two distinct camps. Those who love it and inevitably those who hate it. First of all, what is it? It is usually a man-made fibre central thread … Continue reading

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A – Z of Yarn: Bast Yarn – what is it?

Most knitters have heard of cotton and linen yarn for Summer knitting – these are bast fibres. However, there are many other types of bast yarns similarly produced from plants and with roots reaching deep into history. Flax, hemp, nettle, … Continue reading

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A-Z of Yarn: Paper

Paper was of course invented by the Chinese, however it is neighbouring Japan who has become highly skilled in the manufacture of high grade paper and its various uses, including cloth making. Paper yarn seems such an anomaly – surely … Continue reading

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