Posts Tagged ‘Recycled Silk Yarn’...
August 31, 2010
Check out the one skein scarf that’s super easy and takes no time at all to make. Best of all it’s made from recycled silk sari remnants and is created by women. No sweatshops, no child labor and only at www.darngoodyarn.com
To make it:
Get one skein of one of the following yarns:
Get your size 19 knitting needles. Cast on 5 and work the whole skein up in garter stitch. Yea it’s simple. but like what I always say, you don’t need to over-complicate a complex yarn with a crazy pattern. Let the yarn speak for itself!
August 2, 2010
Check it out, Darn Good Yarn is on page 91 of Interweaves’ KnitScene Fall 2010 Magazine. Pick up a copy today!
Check out the new project I’m working on too using our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Yarn
July 31, 2010
Then you need to go and check out one of our fantastic featured artists: Margaret of MizCrochet’s Unique Boutique
She will exhibiting next Friday and Saturday (August 6 and 7) at Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville, NC. If you have questions you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can check out her wonderful website:www.mizcrochet.com
Check out some of her items made with Darn Good Yarn’s yarn!
July 30, 2010
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)
Flat Rate Shipping to the US, Canada and the UK
Buy 4 of these skeins get the 5th FREE
Use this yarn in these projects:
July 29, 2010
Watch the video! I need help! Want to give this a go? Let’s talk! Email Nicole at email@example.com!
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
July 27, 2010
Buy the Recycled Sari Ribbon Yarns by clicking here
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!
July 19, 2010
Erin rocks! She is a public school art teacher for her “day job” and designs, explores and creates for her store erinmapes.etsy.com by night.
As Erin so beautifully described herself: I hand-knit scarves, hats, and other items, and upcycle old clothing into bags. I try to live my life in a simple, peaceful, and environmentally conscious way, and my craft reflects that way of life. I call my work “environmentally conscious” because I try to keep the environment in mind when making my work. Sometimes that means using all-natural materials or buying materials from local sellers. Other times it means saving materials from becoming trash by reusing, recycling, or upcycling, whichever you prefer to call it. Like I say on my site, I believe that with a little creativity, you can find a use for almost anything.
I personally find that refreshing and on the cutting edge. It’s motivation to where we should all strive to be on our crafting adventures.
Check out some of the items in her etsy store! Again, here’s that link! erinmapes.etsy.com
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.