THE MOTHER EARTH COLLECTION
This recycled cotton yarn comes from a spinning mill's cotton fibre waste. In the spinning mill, premium cotton fibre undergo combing and carding during the refining process. The waste fibre from the cotton combing process are then spun by hand into yarn that is characterised by natural specks all over the yarn.
We work with women in Indonesia who spin these yarn during their free time in the comfort of their own home. No electricity is used as they use traditional charka to spin them, hence explaining the irregular weight per skein usually weighing between 100-120g each.
If you've tried spinning yarn before you'll know cotton is one of the hardest to spin fibre due to its short fibre length. Recycled cotton fibre has a shorter fibre length than fresh cotton making hand spinning even more difficult. It takes years of practice and skills for these women to create these beautiful artisanal yarn.
Due to the minimally processed nature of these yarn, they dye up really well too. I'd recommend double scouring the recycled cotton yarn before mordanting and dyeing as they contain natural impurities from the processes.
Fibre Content 100% recycled cotton
Weight handspun – ranges from lace to dk
Yardage 100g / ~260 m / ~284 yd
(please note the yardage is only an estimate and may vary due to the nature of hand spinning)
Needle Size 3 - 4.5 mm
Hook Size 3.5 - 5 mm
Punch Needle Size Lavor adjustable punch needle
Undyed handspun yarn is sold by per hank weighing between 100-120g each.