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Important - this is UNCARDED sari silk yarn! It is not the same as my "Art Yarn" or my "Premium" silk yarn. Uncarded silk yarn is quite coarse and stiff; it is spun from recycled sari ribbon rather than from silk fiber. It's sometimes called "live wire."

That said, uncarded sari silk yarn is fantastic for weaving and fiber art! You can also crochet or knit with it, but most knitters prefer my Art Yarn or Premium yarn, which is much softer and smoother. See the third photo for a comparison of size and texture: uncarded yarn is on the left, Premium yarn is on the right. You will receive the exact skein shown in the first 3 photos (see the penny for scale).

This fair trade uncarded sari silk yarn was handspun by a women's collective in Nepal with whom I've worked for years; your purchase helps these women escape poverty and educate their children. 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. There usually are a few knots or discontinuities within the skein.

If you have severe allergies to metal, then it may be best to avoid recycled silk yarn due to the fact that it often contains tiny amounts of metallic thread, a popular embellishment for saris.

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 need Priority service, or if you want to buy multiple items.

Stored in my smoke-free, cat-friendly studio.

6.8 oz Handspun Recycled Uncarded Sari Silk Yarn, Fair Trade, 58 to 63 yards, 195 grams