MandalaYarn

Sari Silk Yarns, Vegan Silk Yarns & Bamboo Tools

Stourbridge, England · 1247 Sales

MandalaYarn

Sari Silk Yarns, Vegan Silk Yarns & Bamboo Tools

Stourbridge, England 1247 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(394)

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Lianne

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Note from shop owner Hi, I'm currently on holiday... will reopen when I'm home on the 6th of June

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Last updated on 17 May, 2018

Hi, I'm currently on holiday... will reopen when I'm home on the 6th of June

Lianne

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5 out of 5 stars
(394)
Wookie1910

Wookie1910 on 09 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This arrived at my house just the other day, and I can already tell we’re going to be best friends. Thanks ever so for making it for me!

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New colour of silk fibre now in stock... Hot Pink! Stock up now while coupon code LOVESILK is still live, 14% off all silk between 14th Feb - 14th March. Also get yourself entered into my Instagram competition @mandalayan to win a big silk bundle
New colours of pulled silk fibre now in stock... listing black tonight with hot pink and light blue to follow soon! Don't forget to use coupon code LOVESILK until 14th march, and check out the promotion on Instagram to win a lush prize #silkyarngiveaway
Promotion time! Head on over to Instagram to check out my lovely big giveaway... Or just treat yourself with 14% off all silk products from valentines day until 14th March with coupon code LOVESILK
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About

Eccentric, Colourful, Gorgeous Yarns For Unconventional People

I have been crocheting for over ten years now, mostly freestyle as I love pushing my limits and defying those who tell me things are not possible!

I fell deeply in love with sari silk yarn around three years ago and in April 2013 I decided it was time for me to bring their vibrant beauty and my knowledge of working with them to YOU!

When I first discovered Sari Yarn I kept looking at it and looking at it on the internet, thinking 'well it's absolutely gorgeous but what on earth would I make with it?'
I have no idea why I didn't just buy some, but I guess I had that age old dilemma of explaining to my husband why I had just bought a big pile of yarn when I already had what appeared to him to be 'Enough' (hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ENOUGH YARN!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha)
Anyway I talked about it so much that my Mum bought me some one christmas and as soon as I touched it I never looked back!
She also taught me to crochet in the first place, so Thanks Mum;
none of this could have happened without your magical influence!

Why I LOVE 'Recycled' Sari Silk yarns
(actually Upcycled is the correct term as the fabric is repurposed BEFORE it leaves the production process)

They Empower Women;
Produced from remnants of sari silk production (not second hand saris), saved from going to landfill by the industrious ladies of India/Nepal who spin them into yarns at home, thus empowering them to make their own living in the home with their families.

Every Skein Bursts With Character;
You cannot really fully appreciate how amazing and beautiful these yarns are until you hold them in your hands. The luxurious softness of the silk, the bright jewel colours, the uniqueness of each skein reminding you of their handmade nature and all the ensuing love that has gone into their creation.
If you like the unconventional you'll love these yarns as much as I do

Natural, Eco, Upcycled;
Three qualities I love to find in any product! As a Holistic Therapist and Hippie to the Core I love anything which is made from natural materials, saves things from going in the bin and is therefore kind to our planet as well as it's people

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Having got to know these yarns really well over the last few years, and finding that there were very few patterns out there specifically for them I decided to open Mandala Yarn as a way of sharing their beauty and my knowledge with other crafters who like to try new and unusual yarns

I offer a free patterns, hints and tips on my blog because I want to help you find the confidence to say
'YES! I deserve this beautiful, luxurious yarn and I CAN make myself something with it'
http://mandalayarn.wordpress.com/

Also, see my pinterest boards for further pattern ideas I've gathered for you because I think they would suit these fabulous yarns:
http://pinterest.com/MandalaYarn/patterns-for-sari-silkbanana-silk-yarns/

Plus I recommend searching on ravelry under 'bulky' or 'super bulky' yarn weight or hook size/needle size of around 8mm or so
http://www.ravelry.com

and drops design under yarn group F
http://www.garnstudio.com

I hope this gets your creative juices flowing!

Check out my original etsy shop if you want to see what I make with 'normal' yarn too
http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BerthasBizarreBazaar

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  • Lianne

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    An Ebullient, Irrepressible Creative Crochetaholic who Loves Natural Fibres, Almost-Impossible Challenges and Inspiring Others. My Name is Lianne and I Will Be Your Guide Through The Wonderful World of Recycled Silk And Banana Yarn

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