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How to fix your yarn swift!

March 22, 2011

Hi friends!

How’s it going?

So, I just wanted to share a way to fix or reinforce your yarn swift! The one thing I wanted to note that I didn’t in the video below is that when you attach the zip ties, don’t make them too tight, you want them to be the same circumference of the loop of twine that was in its place. That will allow for flexibility and movement of those parts for different sized skeins.

xoxo

Nicole

FREE BALL OR SKEIN OF YARN!

September 16, 2010

Buy any 5 balls or skeins of yarn on the entire site (mix, match and coordinate!) and you’ll get a free ball of yarn. The free ball will be equivalent to the least expensive ball of yarn. If you would like to specify the free ball of yarn you’d like, just message us when you check out! You don’t need to add it to your cart! That’s important because you’ll get charged for it!

When you check out, after you submit your payment info (like credit card info) you will see a link that says “message seller” click that and just write a note to me like “hey Nicole I want my free ball of yarn to be the premium recycled silk yarn”.

Also, for any bulk packages of yarn (the 1kg or 2kg bulk discounts) this offer is excluded because the yarns in the bulk discount are so heavily reduced.

If you have any questions, just let me know! nicole@darngoodyarn.com

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

Quick! A Sale!

July 30, 2010

Recycled Silk Sari Tibetan Himalaya Yarn Darn Good Yarn Photos 3-31-2010 at the beach 116Video Below! Let ‘er load!

Check it out now! Today, tomorrow ONLY (7/30/2010-7/31/2010) get almost 10% off Our Wild Peacock Yarn (http://www.shop.darngoodyarn.com/product/just-a-little-unrefined-recycled-silk-yarn)

And remember:

Flat Rate Shipping to the US, Canada and the UK

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Buy 4 of these skeins get the 5th FREE




Use this yarn in these projects:

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/04/knitheadband/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/01/knit-or-crochet-recycled-silk-sari-yarn-yoga-mat-bag/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/09/free-crochet-scarf-pattern/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/08/freeknittinghatpattern/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/06/recycled-crafting-easy-quick-scarf/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/06/80-ways-to-save-the-earth-tote-bag/

I need an original knitted purse design for DarnGoodYarn.com

July 29, 2010

Watch the video! I need help! Want to give this a go? Let’s talk! Email Nicole at info@darngoodyarn.com!

Lashell and the Sari Ribbon

July 29, 2010

Let me tell you a tale of a woman and our recycled silk sari ribbon… My dear Lashell is an amazing artist and you can read about here here: http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/07/what-is-lashell-up-to/

But what you need to know, is that what I’m about to show you will knock your socks off and you must check our Lashell’s Etsy store to fall in love some more: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone

Check out this hat that was made with our very own Desert Caravan Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Click to check it out
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Seasonal Hue of Tibetan Jewel Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon

July 27, 2010

Just in time for the autumn, choose your harvest color of our fantastic recycled sari silk ribbon from the Tibetan Jewel Collection! Go ahead and find the hue that’s just right for the season!

Erin, the amazing Art Teacher!

July 19, 2010

Some of you might have known that up until two weeks ago, Darn Good Yarn was not my full time job. Yes, I did work way more than 40 hours a week at the yarn helm but I was also working two other jobs. Unfortunately, I have lists of blog ideas/posts that I’ve promised to myself and others to post and alas life gave way and I wound up with notebooks and notebooks full of “love letters” to me!

Well, this post (forgive me Erin) was inspired by our own Erin Mapes. You know her! She’s one of our very talented featured artists and you should go and visit her etsy store: erinmapes.etsy.com

Instead of me re-telling you the story, read about the touching project Erin did:

I used some of your recycled sari silk in an art project with one of my classes earlier this year (I’m an art teacher here in DC). One of their classmates was shot and killed one weekend, and we wanted to do a project in his memory. So I created a mobile structure out of bent wire hangers that I wrapped in sari silk, and I gave them each a long piece. They had to cut a shape out of stiff paper and write a wish or thought for this boy, Oscar, then attach it to the string and hang it from the mobile. We put it up in the room as a memorial, and it’s still hanging there now. I attached a picture of it below. The light’s not that great, so it doesn’t look like anything spectacular, but the kids really enjoyed making it, and they LOVED the yarn. They thought it was the coolest thing in the world and were all asking to take pieces home with them, lol. So thanks for having such a shiny, colorful yarn to brighten up my students’ day. :) ~Erin

And here is a picture. It’s fantastic that all of the students could come together and create something so beautiful and touching for such a difficult subject.

Recycled Silk Sari Mobile

No Knit, No Crochet Free Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Inside Scarf

July 17, 2010

Recycled Silk Sari RibbonWhen I’m on my way to yoga sometimes I like a little extra something for my outfit aside from my pants and shirt. I was staring at a pile of samples this afternoon and I started playing with our fantastic Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon.Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon

I came up with a super quick no knit, no crochet Cowl/Scarf. This quick craft project is also easy and fun to do with a child as it requires just the skill of braiding and having fun with the textures.  I find there is such beauty in yarns that it’s sometimes nice to just display that fact on it’s own and that’s where the inspiration came from for this scarf. All you need are three lengths of about 5 feet of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon . I used my arms length to measure this. You may want more or less depending on how many loops you’d like around your neck or how long you’d like it to drape.Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

I first knotted the three ends together.Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon I then loosely braided the Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon together for about 7 inches, then knotted it off. I then jumped about 4 inches and put another knot in the ribbon, braided the remainder and tied to the end to make a loop.  Recycled Silk Sari YarnYou don’t have to loop it. You can just knot both ends and where it as a long slinky scarf that’s perfect for summer. And that’s it! This yarn is so darn rustic and funky and artsy, I wanted to make a simple items that shows it off and I think this does a lovely job doing it.Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

A variation I did with the ribbon was cut my favorite sections from the Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon and then tie them back together so that way I could make sure I got all of my favorite colors in the piece. I can’t wait to wear it out! you Buy the Sari Ribbon By Clicking HERE!REcycled Silk Sari Ribbon

What do you think?

I’m making a cute sweater

July 12, 2010

Nicole's Recipe a la Banana Fiber Yarn Do you know how diet people tell you that when you want to lose weight you should tell everyone around you so that you are held accountable? Well, I’m hoping  that same idea works for me; that is, showing you what I’m making will help me get to my finish line of making this super cute shruggy sweater out of my own recipe of Banana Fiber (which you can get by clicking here). I just started it and aside from knowing it’s my own “brew” of banana silk fiber yarn, I am so in love with the lush shiny nature of this it. I also love the little bit of lumpiness that comes with working with the banana silk fiber yarn. It just reminds me that there was a person at the other side of the creation of it not a big ol’ machine. It’s so soft too! And since I’m incredibly tough on my clothes, I know the banana fiber will hold up to my test and my washer! Nicole's Recipe a la Banana Fiber Yarn Nicole's Recipe a la Banana Fiber Yarn

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April 22, 2010

Fantastic Feats of Yarn

Fantastic Feats of Yarn

Wow!

Sometimes, you run across fiber artists that blow your socks off and I have the privilege of supplying yarn to this type of artist, meet Nancy of Nancyyule.com! Please take a moment and poke around (and buy!) http://www.nancyyule.com

It will inspire and amaze you. I bet you never thought fiber could loop and turn and suspend the way Nancy makes it. I didn’t either until I saw the pictures! Feel free to click on any of the pictures below and it will take you over to her site!

Thank you for inspiring all of us Nancy!

Nancy in Action

Nancy in Action

Glorious Purses Made by Nancy

Glorious Purses Made by Nancy

Write your dreams in this fiber laced notebook!

Write your dreams in this fiber laced notebook!