My Sari thread

I've been anxiously waiting for my last box to arrive home… it's taken almost a month and it was almost torn in half when I received it this morning.

I am taking a class next week and I really needed the sari silk I purchased in Long Beach.

I actually first saw Sari thread in South Africa, but I couldn't bring it home because of luggage restrictions but I decided to find out more about it.


As you can see, mine is predominately red and orange, but I have 4 different widths of thread.

Recycled Silk yarn is undoubtedly the most unique yarn you will ever encounter. 

Silk thrums from India's weaving mills are handspun by women's cooperatives and cottage industries into gleaming silk skeins. 

Using their traditional skills they are able to create vibrant, textured yarn in a endless array of colorways.  Each Recycled Silk skein is handspun creating natural inconsistencies.

The colors are vibrant and it is spun evenly.  It is without a doubt the most lovely sari silk yarn available.

Handspun sari yarns are like a trek on foot through small villages, visiting the real lives of people along the way.  Each skein is an adventure and you can expect to find little bits of Nepal in them.

One thing that sets this yarn apart from most others is the connection to women on the other side of the globe, living in a different world.  Lots of time and care goes into each skein.  The fibers are first sorted, then hand teased, and finally handspun on a charka or drop spindle.  Once the yarn is spun it is turned in for payment.   Another group of women prepare the skeins for sale. 

Then people like me buy them and what now? well I really don't know, but this time next week I will be able to show you some samples….

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Nola says:

    Wow!! Those skeins looked fabulous. How do ordinary folk like me source such items.
    I look forward to seeing your creation/s.

  2. gayle says:

    Yum….the colours are great but I LOVE the textures! I can’t wait to see what you do with them.

  3. Pam says:

    It’s going to be interesting… I’m a little out of my comfort zone….

  4. Audrey says:

    Where did you buy these. I buy sari silk from the Thread Studio in Perth, Australia. I’m in Canada so wonder if your source is closer to me?

  5. Pam says:

    Audrey, I think The thread Studio is the cheapest so far.

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