WHAT IS IT?
Slubby is a glorious chunky, soft all wool yarn with a smooth, light slub and a very fine binder that creates a slight ric-rac effect. The natural content of the yarn means it’s perfect to dye. *Some parts of some skeins are marked with dusty grey patches which should wash out or easily be dyed over. We think they are a result of a split bag rubbing against a grubby cardboard box, rather than staining or being sun bleached.*
WHAT'S IT FOR?
All our undyed yarns can be dyed with hot or cold water dyes using tools and equipment you would have in your kitchen. Wool needs to be dyed with hot water or acid dyes and can also be dyed with natural dyes – into solid or unique space-dyed colourways.
The texture of this yarn will add character to all types of projects and is ideal for knitting or crocheting into quick accessories such as cowls, scarves and hats. Although untried, there is no reason why it won’t felt to create thick, smooth, slightly textured felt with lots of possibilities.
It’s strong enough to use as a warp (though check depending on how much tension your loom will give) and will work brilliantly in the weft especially in tapestry weaving and peg looms.
Also excellent to re-create hair when making dolls and animal figures, Santa’s beards and sheep!
Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Knitting, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
A soft, versatile yarn that’s perfect to use either in its natural state or once dyed for a huge range of crafts. These large skeins are ready to go straight into the dyebath and are an excellent price.
|Main Fibre Content||Wool|
|Price Per 100g||£3.99|
|Crafts Suitable For||Braidmaking, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Knitting, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||Knit on 6mm pins to a tension of 16 stitches and 20 rows for a 10cm square.|
|Yarn Count||2mm wide|
|Ends Per Inch (EPI)||12|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||Yes|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Hand Wash Unless You Want Felt, Do Not Agitate, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Cool Iron, Can Be Dry Cleaned|
|Thickness or Size||No|