MandalaYarn

Sari Silk Yarns, Silk Fibre, Cocoons & Bamboo Tools

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MandalaYarn

Sari Silk Yarns, Silk Fibre, Cocoons & Bamboo Tools

Stourbridge, England | 1,957 Sales

Announcement    Hi everyone, Apologies for the lack of yarns at the moment; with the current state of the world due to Coronavirus I feel that it is better not to restock at the moment to limit my need to visit the post office.
I do still have some silk products available for now, and plenty of hooks and needles so I will remain open. After all, if I can help you fill your time in isolation that's a positive right?

But I will be going to the post office less frequently, and I expect the postal services will have their own pressures to deal with, so your orders are likely to take a bit longer than usual to reach you at this time.

Thanks for your understanding, let's get this thing beaten together xXx



FREE Bamboo Crochet Hook with every skein of yarn.
If you are buying multiple skeins of the same type of yarn just drop me a message at checkout to let me know what other sizes of hook you would like, otherwise I will choose for you :)

FREE Patterns, Hints and Tips for These Amazing Handspun Art Yarns
available at http://mandalayarn.wordpress.com/

Colourful, Meditative, Spiritually Enriching;
All the qualities of a Mandala conveyed through Yarn!

I bring you Beautiful, Soft, Fairly Traded Rescued Silk Yarns
Commonly referred to a 'Recycled Sari Silk' but technically they were never used in the first place so I prefer the term Rescued;
They are actually a by-product from the sari silk fabric production process, retrieved by the industrious ladies of India and Nepal, taken home and hand spun into yarn. This achieves several goals close to my heart:

1) Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
I have always loved rescuing useful stuff from landfill and in India very little goes to waste; people commonly make a living sorting through rubbish and selling anything reusable or recyclable. Producing these yarns is a lot cleaner and safer than wading through landfill.

2) Positive Empowerment from Within
The ladies who produce these yarns are fantastic advocates for helping yourself to get ahead in life. They are providing their families with much needed additional income whilst still fulfilling responsibilities at home. I'm all for helping anyone who helps themselves.

3) Inspire, Encourage and Impassion Others
By bringing these amazing yarns to a wider audience I hope to Inspire more people to pick up a crochet hook, some knitting needles , or some other craft that brightens up your life like weaving or needle felting. Knowledge is power!


I also stock Banana Silk Yarns, which are just as beautiful, bright and soft as the silks. However, since they are entirely produced from Banana fibre they are suitable for Vegans. Often referred to as Vegan Silk they feel just like the real thing, and the look on people's faces when you tell them your yarn is made of bananas is absolutely priceless!

Discounts available on bulk orders (minimum 10x100g skeins)

Thanks to my lovely customers my range is always expanding, in 2016 I added silk cocoons, roving and selvedge ribbon as a result of customer enquiries so please don't be afraid to ask if there is a product you were hoping to find but don't see here; I may be able to source it for you :D

Announcement

Last updated on 26 Mar, 2020

Hi everyone, Apologies for the lack of yarns at the moment; with the current state of the world due to Coronavirus I feel that it is better not to restock at the moment to limit my need to visit the post office.
I do still have some silk products available for now, and plenty of hooks and needles so I will remain open. After all, if I can help you fill your time in isolation that's a positive right?

But I will be going to the post office less frequently, and I expect the postal services will have their own pressures to deal with, so your orders are likely to take a bit longer than usual to reach you at this time.

Thanks for your understanding, let's get this thing beaten together xXx



FREE Bamboo Crochet Hook with every skein of yarn.
If you are buying multiple skeins of the same type of yarn just drop me a message at checkout to let me know what other sizes of hook you would like, otherwise I will choose for you :)

FREE Patterns, Hints and Tips for These Amazing Handspun Art Yarns
available at http://mandalayarn.wordpress.com/

Colourful, Meditative, Spiritually Enriching;
All the qualities of a Mandala conveyed through Yarn!

I bring you Beautiful, Soft, Fairly Traded Rescued Silk Yarns
Commonly referred to a 'Recycled Sari Silk' but technically they were never used in the first place so I prefer the term Rescued;
They are actually a by-product from the sari silk fabric production process, retrieved by the industrious ladies of India and Nepal, taken home and hand spun into yarn. This achieves several goals close to my heart:

1) Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
I have always loved rescuing useful stuff from landfill and in India very little goes to waste; people commonly make a living sorting through rubbish and selling anything reusable or recyclable. Producing these yarns is a lot cleaner and safer than wading through landfill.

2) Positive Empowerment from Within
The ladies who produce these yarns are fantastic advocates for helping yourself to get ahead in life. They are providing their families with much needed additional income whilst still fulfilling responsibilities at home. I'm all for helping anyone who helps themselves.

3) Inspire, Encourage and Impassion Others
By bringing these amazing yarns to a wider audience I hope to Inspire more people to pick up a crochet hook, some knitting needles , or some other craft that brightens up your life like weaving or needle felting. Knowledge is power!


I also stock Banana Silk Yarns, which are just as beautiful, bright and soft as the silks. However, since they are entirely produced from Banana fibre they are suitable for Vegans. Often referred to as Vegan Silk they feel just like the real thing, and the look on people's faces when you tell them your yarn is made of bananas is absolutely priceless!

Discounts available on bulk orders (minimum 10x100g skeins)

Thanks to my lovely customers my range is always expanding, in 2016 I added silk cocoons, roving and selvedge ribbon as a result of customer enquiries so please don't be afraid to ask if there is a product you were hoping to find but don't see here; I may be able to source it for you :D

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About MandalaYarn

Sales 1,957
On Etsy since 2013

Exciting Yarns For Unconventional People

I have been crocheting for almost 20 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 in 2011 and in 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 on the internet, thinking 'well it's absolutely gorgeous but what on earth would I make with it?'
It was often represented poorly; poor photography, relatively little information available about it, and the only sellers of it then either weren't very responsive or didn't seem to know about working with it.
So I was apprehensive about buying some as I really want sure what to expect.

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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  • silk mill

    India

    I buy wholesale from them

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