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Published on April 24th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Yearn Worthy Yarn: Tahki Sky

Tahki Sky Yarn Here in the District of Columbia, we have a very short window of time we call Spring before the oppressive heat and humidity descend like a hot wet blanket over the city for the Summer. Blessedly, we are currently enjoying our Spring. The cherry blossoms have since bloomed and it is that sweet spot of weather where long leisurely lunches outside make returning to work all that much more difficult.

The pretty weather and gorgeous sunshine have given me a hankering for beautiful spring colors in my yarns. Thankfully Tahki Sky has it covered.

Made from 100% biofil cotton, this super soft yarn comes in a variety of mouth watering sherbet colors perfect for the season. Similar to organic cotton, biofil cotton touts itself as grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or defoliants – nasty chemicals that make the leaves of plants fall off. Tahki Sky is spun and then colored with low-impact dyes that are environmentally-friendly and produce soft, soothing, natural colors.

I know I have my eye on New Leaf and Cherry Blossom in hopes that when the humidity strikes, I can be reminded of the gentler Springtime.

Who makes your favorite sustainable yarns? Which natural fiber is your favorite to work with? (i.e. cotton, wool, bamboo, hemp … etc.) Let us know what you love to create with and we might feature them in the next installment of Yearn-Worthy Yarns!

[Image courtesy of Tahki Yarns website]




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About the Author

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.



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