How to Store Wool Items and Garments?

MothsThese days, yarn shops are starting to have a wide variety of yarns for yarn enthusiasts and hobbyists to choose from. Knitters, for instance, love to use natural fibers for their projects. Consider it pure joy when you are working with yarns with different descent. There are yarns that come from animals, plants and even those made by man. Some would consider yarns, fibers, and fabrics as treasures. And for this, these people have considered to find a favorable place for them to keep. Not to mention the items and garments made from these kinds of material.

You may be wondering how a yarn shop online can be free from its worst enemy, the moths. Since you could not see their shop physically, here are some ways you can keep your wool the same these shops have been doing.

Knowing The Enemy

In order to prevent the moths from getting near the wool, you need to study on these kinds of insects. These are the insects closely related with butterflies. Only difference is, they are fond of causing damage to agricultural products, fabrics such as wool and silk. These moths use the protein content from fibers as their food source. In addition, they are well attracted to dirty and smelly clothing made from wool. Continue reading

Types of Wool for Knitting Projects

The popularity of a reclaimed silk ribbon yarn may have greatly increased. Along with its fame, there are some yarns and fabrics that still continue to be used by hobbyists and yarn enthusiasts. Take for instance, the beauty of wool. What most people know about wool is that it usually comes from sheep. However, little do they know that wool can be made from goats, rabbits, and even llamas. There may be different types of wool but at some point, they share the same characteristic. Wool will always be able to absorb 30% of its weight without even having the feeling of being wet. Other than that, as wool as used to create garments, these will always remain keeping you warm. This is what makes wool distinctive than any other yarns. As you read on you will be able to learn on the different types of wool along with its factors as it is used to complete your knitting project. 

Wool from Sheep

Sheep

This is the most common type of wool. Unlike the famous sari silk ribbon yarn, this wool yarn can be produced wherever there is sheep available. Some yarn shops ship their yarns, particularly the silk yarns from Nepal and India. They consider it as treasures. On the other hand, you would also be amazed at the beauty behind the Merino wool. This type of wool comes only from the Merino sheep found in Australia and New Zealand. Australia, in particular has produced about 43% of the world’s supply. Overall, wool are soft and easy to dye. Knitters prefer to use this yarn to complete their projects rather than using other kind of yarn such as banana silk yarn. Continue reading

Different Yarns Created From Recycled Products

Yarn Weavers

Online yarn shops do not just sell novelty yarns but they also sell yarns from recycled products. Did you know that an average American can generate up to 4.5 lbs of trash everyday? This is based from the survey created by the Environmental Protection Agency made on the year 2008. You can imagine how much trash each one can generate these days. Not to mention, only 1.5 lbs of it are recyclable. In the advent of development, as trash keeps increasing, the best option is to recycle.

Leftovers From Manufacturers

Consider visiting one of the best online yarn stores in your local area and you will be able to see why yarn enthusiasts keep on coming back and buying more for their projects. There are several yarns to choose from but the uniqueness of yarns made from these recycled products are simply elegant. Did you know that yarn companies buy waste from clothing manufacturing companies and recycle it into a different kind of yarn? Consider the popularity of sari silk yarn. You may be familiar with the Indian sari, a traditional clothing for Indian women. As elegant as this fabric that you could not throw even a bit of it. This is where sari silk yarn has come alive. Yarn companies, and even the women in Nepal and India re-spun silk remnants which then produces the sari silk yarn. Consider this as a cheap knitting yarn for your project.

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Simple Knit Care Tips

Knitted clothes made from a variety or yarns including the luxurious reclaimed silk ribbon yarn is getting popular. Knitting can be fun and sometimes addicting. Some hobbyist enjoy the results of knitting. They are able to create all types of works of art. Unlike regular garments made from plain cloths, cleaning and storing it are easier. On the other hand, knitted clothes should be treated with extra care. So, here are some simple tips on how to clean and store these special and luxurious garments and items.

Cleaning Tips

Yarn Store

It is recommended that all knitted clothing made from delicate yarns such as banana silk yarns have to be dry cleaned. If possible, you need to separate the outfits for the colors to match. Do not mix colored clothes from the whites. This is the reason for most white knitted clothes to turn yellow or sometimes brown. It is highly recommended to dry clean the outfit before storing it. Keep in mind that deodorants, perfumes, and skin oils that remain on the material can always attract insects. Therefore, you need to keep it clean as you store it. Continue reading

Easy Guide to Whiten Silk Knitted Items

Knitted Socks

One thing that might have attracted you when you buy the silk yarns from online yarn shops is the full color of these yarns which perfectly match in creating your craft items. Silk is considered to be a luxurious and a very delicate fabric. Therefore, it is an essential to handle this fabric or masterpiece with extra care. But have you noticed that no matter how you keep the color, white silk will discolor over time. Oftentimes, white silk knitted items turn into yellow or brown after an extended use. Unlike other fabrics, silk cannot be bleached. This is what this article is all about, we shall learn how to whiten your silk knitted items and safely restore its color

What Will You Need?

People at stores that sell yarn may be able to suggest on these steps in whitening silk fabrics. Else, any yarn enthusiasts should learn how to whiten the silk knitted items. Before you begin, you must need to prepare on the following items: Continue reading

How to Prepare Fibers for Spinning?

Weaving YarnsKnitting, crochet, spinning, threading, and online yarn shops; what word would best associate these things? It’s all about yarns and fibers. Apart from your skills, fibers or your materials play an important role in creating a masterpiece. Not to mention, your passion will be able to give you the drive to complete the project. Some people would consider buying fibers for spinning, however there are also some hobbyists that enjoy checking out any available yarn shop online and buy different types of yarns recommended for their work of art. This way, they will be able to focus on completing the pattern.

Creating the material or the yarn for your project may be simple as you want it to be. Remember, most of the yarns sold in best online yarn stores are spun in Nepal and India. These are the places where the treasures are. These stores that sell yarn hand picked mothers to work for them. Women need to work in order send their children to school. If these mothers have their goals and that is to work for their family, these famous stores not only provide work for them but their main objective of allowing these women prepare these treasures or yarn for your project is their ability and skill to spin the fiber into an authentic yarn. Spinning is fun, however, before you begin, you need to consider on the types of fiber preparations. Continue reading

Tips for Easy Felting

Yarn Skein

Getting a yarn for your knitting project may be easy as buying a discount yarn at a good yarn shop may it be online or at a local store near your area. However, there are also other knitters who find joy in knitting fibers for their work of art. Felting is the process where fibers are put together to produce a wonderful yarn for your project or your pattern. Although felting is not as difficult as it may seem, here are some tips to make the work a lot easier not to mention effective.

Tip # 1: Big Needles

Keep in mind that even in completing your knitting project, needles play an important role in order to make it pleasing and attractive. There are a lot of needles available in variant sizes at discount knitting supplies. If you wanted to be efficient in your felting work, you need to use big needles. Did you know that most of the felting projects, it is highly recommended to use at least twice larger than the size of the yarn band indicated? Using big needles can create big stitches thus, allowing it to create more friction when knitting. On the other hand, it would be a great help to felt more easily.

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