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Yarns and Fibres with Eco credentials…

We are frequently asked if Handweavers stocks yarn or fibre which is; natural/organic/vegan/undyed/unbleached/local to UK or recycled? The answer is a big YES!

Below is a taster of our stock to help you find yarns that are right for your needs… also see the web shop individual yarn pages.

Wools

Chunky Jacob singles (chunky Merino singles also available)

Chunky Row, very thick singles of natural Shetland wool

Natural colour Breton wools (undyed)

6/2nm undyed natural colour wool - Six shades of undyed, naturally coloured wool. The light and dark are solid colours, the others are cleverly blended and plied for a marled effect.

28/2nm ecru & black, 48/2nm ecru biodynamic Demeter wools

1/14ysk and 1/12ysk “Laura’s loom”, Blue Face Leicester wool sourced, spun and dyed in the UK

Naturally dyed 18/2nm worsted wool

Naturally dyed, hand-spun Peruvian wool singles

4/9nm 75% alpaca/25%wool natural shades

Plants

American Maid sustainably grown natural colour cottons - dark brown, light brown, dark green, light green plus natural unbleached white cotton (Cleaner Cotton™)

8/2ne Cotlin (GOTS)

2/16ne unmercerised organic cotton

2/16 and 3x2/16 gassed mercerised cotton - OEKO certified

Selection of undyed, un-mercerised, textured cottons

Natural handspun Nettle

Natural linen

Handspun hemp

High-twist undyed linen

Silk

Range of undyed silks including tussah silk, bourette/noil yarns

raw silk

Silk strings

Recycled Yarn

Sari Silk yarn

Sari Ribbon

12/2nm ‘Eco Jeans’ (in 3 shades of blue) 45%cotton/47% polyester/5%

other fibres. This yarn is spun from 100% recycled material, from jeans and used plastic bottles.

Recycled cotton - 16/2nm off-white & light blue

Organic

8/2ne Cotlin

2/16ne unmercerised cotton

Biodynamic

Demeter wool

28/2 and 48/2 black & ecru

Recycled Fibres

Sari silk fibre

Recycled plastic fibre

Natural Fibres

We stock an extensive range of natural fibres (wool, alpaca, silk, hemp, flax etc) in their natural colours, while most are in prepared top form others are loose staples.

However, we usually have a selection of lightly hand-washed wool and alpaca fleece staples from small flocks available; identified in our fibre range as “From the Field”.

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