Handspun Hope Borocera Silk Yarn

HSH-200

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1 - 3 Days

This gorgeous yarn is imported from Madagascar to Rwanda in a single ply, before the women of Handspun Hope ply and hand dye it organically using baths derived from predominantly native Rwandan plants.

The purchase of this yarn sustainably supports the women of the Voajanahary Cooperative to earn a living wage and protect their environment. The women gather the silk cocoons before spinning it into the sing ply. While harvesting, new Malagasy government initiatives are teaching low-impact farming, which both help save the Madagascar forests and incentive local people to protect their trees.

Due to the characteristics of natural silk fiber,  please note the following as you prepare for your project:

  • Actual color may vary between skeins. Because of this, we recommend alternating skeins.
  • You may noticed imperfections, including vegetable matter (VM) and slubs. Our suggestion is that you simply pick out the VM as you encounter it.
  • The hand-spun quality of this yarn varies thick and thin. We always recommend creating your own swatch to determine the best gauge and tools. Each experience will vary.

Features

  • Material: 100% Wild Borocera Silk
  • Weaving Weight: Other
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Knitting Needle
    • US: 3
    • Metric: 3.25mm
  • Crochet Hook
    • US: D/3
    • Metric: 3.25mm
  • Physical Weight: 50g (~1.76oz.) skein
  • Approximate Yardage: 109 yds. (100m)
  • Sett: 8 epi
  • Country of Origin: Rwanda
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R$157,37
Description

This gorgeous yarn is imported from Madagascar to Rwanda in a single ply, before the women of Handspun Hope ply and hand dye it organically using baths derived from predominantly native Rwandan plants.

The purchase of this yarn sustainably supports the women of the Voajanahary Cooperative to earn a living wage and protect their environment. The women gather the silk cocoons before spinning it into the sing ply. While harvesting, new Malagasy government initiatives are teaching low-impact farming, which both help save the Madagascar forests and incentive local people to protect their trees.

Due to the characteristics of natural silk fiber,  please note the following as you prepare for your project:

  • Actual color may vary between skeins. Because of this, we recommend alternating skeins.
  • You may noticed imperfections, including vegetable matter (VM) and slubs. Our suggestion is that you simply pick out the VM as you encounter it.
  • The hand-spun quality of this yarn varies thick and thin. We always recommend creating your own swatch to determine the best gauge and tools. Each experience will vary.

Features

  • Material: 100% Wild Borocera Silk
  • Weaving Weight: Other
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Knitting Needle
    • US: 3
    • Metric: 3.25mm
  • Crochet Hook
    • US: D/3
    • Metric: 3.25mm
  • Physical Weight: 50g (~1.76oz.) skein
  • Approximate Yardage: 109 yds. (100m)
  • Sett: 8 epi
  • Country of Origin: Rwanda