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Charlotte on 03 Aug, 20215 out of 5 stars
Fabulous colour and fast delivery.
Emi-ThymeandTied on 28 Jun, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great item, prompt delivery. Just what I wanted.
Elaina on 24 May, 20215 out of 5 stars
I bought a selection of bamboo crochet hooks for my daughter’s birthday. The delivery was quick and they were just what I was after. My daughter absolutely loves them! Thank you
Sarah on 28 Apr, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning colours, can't wait to make something with them 😍
Seema on 18 Mar, 20214 out of 5 stars
Really lovely knitting needles, solid and organic, feel and knit so well and comfortably. Dispatched a bit late so they were delivered a little late, but nicely packaged and would recommend these needles to others x
lizwarneruk on 25 Feb, 20215 out of 5 stars
Really nice knitting needles- would definitely shop here again
Bethia on 23 Jan, 20215 out of 5 stars
Really great hook and arrived quickly
Josie on 13 Jan, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely needles - delivery took a while but presumably due to Royal Mail delays from Covid - but Lianne was very lovely and quick to reply, lovely customer service!
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
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'
Also, see my pinterest boards for further pattern ideas I've gathered for you because I think they would suit these fabulous yarns:
Plus I recommend searching on ravelry under 'bulky' or 'super bulky' yarn weight or hook size/needle size of around 8mm or so
and drops design under yarn group F
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
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
I buy wholesale from them