Thursday, March 3, 2011
All about Yarn!
I've ordered the color cards and a sample skein of this Wool Persian yarn. I am not really sure what "Persian" means. It's been used for needlepoint forever, but I think it's more a concept then a hard-fast rule. This stuff is supposed to be nice. We'll see. If I like it, you will be the first to know. I have included some sample color swatches. Because the strands can be easily separated and then combined with different colored plies, this might be a great yarn for tapestry. I thought I could create some wonderful kits from it and maybe even sell a nice starter kit with a variety of colors. I almost wish there were not so many colors to pick from!
Tahki Yarns Scoop
This is the stuff I have on order for the tapestry/bead cuff kits. I've been searching far and wide for more of this kind of yarn. Someone described its effect in the cuffs as fake beads, and I think that is perfect. I had a big stash of Berroco's version of this yarn now almost gone, but it does not exist anymore except in personal stashes that once in a while appear on ebay. This Tahki yarn will soon disappear since I don't believe it's being made anymore. Look at those colors!!! I might have to order some more. Ah, the fine line between greed and necessity. But I think it is necessary if I am going to continue making those tapestry/bead kits!