Sunday, 11 May 2008

Soooo Sari...

Greetings from the Land of Oz:

A few words about recycled sari silk. Not all sari silks are the same. There are gorgeous, chunky ribbons silks, there are the looser-spun silks in the most OUTRAGEOUS range of wonderful colours (available from several vendors around Adelaide and beyond) and there's SIOz's sari silk, a different animal yet again.

Why I stock a particular sari silk -- the one I stock is more finely, thinly spun, and less prone to fuzzing to disintegration than some other types. I've stocked the one I find very knitter-friendly. Because it is thinner and tighter than the average sari silk, and made from 100% recycled silk, it is priced accordingly at $10.00 per 100 grams. I confess, I actually buy sari silk from neighbor vendors if it's the colours I like and MUST HAVE.

So, try some sari silk from Stranded In Oz. You won't be... SORRY. (apologies)

Advice on using sari silk: be SURE to purchase the latest issue of Yarn Magazine (see previous blog entry for other info re) for it's fantastic article on using recycled silk. Great, readable, practical advice.

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