This listing is for three skeins of handspun recycled sari silk yarn. Each skein weighs about 100 grams, for a total of approx. 300 grams (10.5+ ounces). Each skein is 75-80 yards. You will receive the exact 3 skeins depicted in the photos, all for just $16.
This beautiful "art yarn" differs from some of my other silk yarn listings in that the diameter of this yarn is more variable, there are more slubs, and there may be some overtwisting. It's a bit lumpy bumpy! If you'd prefer a more uniform yarn, see my listings with "Premium" in the title. Art yarn is spectacular, with exceptionally intense colors, but may be challenging for beginners.
This recycled yarn is high quality. It is handspun by a women's collective in Nepal with whom I've worked closely for years; your purchase helps these women improve their lives and educate their children. Compared to lower-grade recycled silk yarn, it is more consistently twisted and it is soft, smooth, and clean. As with all recycled silk yarn, it may not be completely colorfast when wet - I recommend handwashing separately in cold water with a gentle detergent. If needed, use a bit of fabric softener to maintain softness. There often are a couple knots or discontinuities within each skein.
If you have severe allergies to metal, then it may be best to avoid recycled silk yarn due to the fact that it may contain tiny amounts of metallic thread, a popular embellishment for saris.
See my other listings for silk yarn in other color combinations. I can fit about 2000 - 2400 grams of yarn into a Flat Rate Box, which ships anywhere in the US, insured, for just $12.80.
Please note, the shipping charges quoted below are for USPS First Class. If you'd like faster service, let me know - for a small additional charge, I can ship by Priority Mail [within the US, Priority Mail shipping for this item would cost $4.75]. International buyers: convo me for a shipping quote if your country is not listed below, if you want Priority service, or if you'd like to buy multiple items.
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