Sunday, September 25, 2011

Just Our Yarn Does it Again!

Several years ago, I came upon a lovely yarn company---JUST OUR YARN.

I wove a couple of delicious horoscope weavings and made some delightful wrappings with the yarn. I even overdyed in Turned Weft Ikat, and then I put the rest of the yarn away (I knew I had enough of another Color Horoscope Weaving). You know how it is when you want to hold back special yarn for a special project.

I had just enough of the ikat bits to frame each of the planets.

When I finished the weaving, I decided to wash it in the machine (I always do that), dry in the dryer (I always do that too), and then just wear it without pressing (I never do that)---just to road test it and see what happens.

Well, I think I have belatedly fallen in love with tencel! I wore like a dream. It didn't wrinkle anywhere near what I imagined, and what little it wrinkled just smoothed out when I draped it over a chair between wearings.

I know there is a lot of tencel yarn out there, but richness of colors in JUST OUR YARN is matchless! Brava!

I just spend far to long trying to find links to earlier posts showing my other cloth woven with the yarn. It turns out that I have been blogging a really long time, and my labeling system obviously leaves much to be desired. But if you have several hours with nothing to do, search through my archives (grin)


India said...

I would like to know where you buy your tencel-yarn? I have asked here in Sweden and even a firm in Denmark but in Sweden it dose not exciste and i Denmark they only have a very thin and white yarn in tencel. Could you please help me with some information. It looks so nice when you weave with it.

Bonnie said...

Hi India, Aside from Just Our Yarn, I don't know where to get Tencel. I believe the weight of yarn is 10/2. I just started looking online, and it looks very confusing although there are hundreds of listings for Tencel. I have only woven 3 pieces with Tencel, but I will be looking to weave with it again and will let you know.

Cathie Chung said...

Hi India - We handpaint 5/2, 10/2, 20/2 and 30/2 Tencel. At the moment we don't have any plans to do a show in Sweden, but you can check out our website. If you don't see what you're looking for email us. We have many more colorways.
Cathie Chung
Just Our Yarn

Silvinha said...

I am hand weaving from Brazil, your blog are great

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