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Published on October 9th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Yearn Worthy Yarn: Schulana Cotton-Silk Natural

Cotton-Silk Natural Yarn This week I’ve been in the mood to knit with something simple and sweet, so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Schulana’s Cotton-Silk Natural. This 80-20 blend is made with organic cotton and silk. And while the blend might not make it a completely simple yarn the gentle colors are quite sweet.

This yarn is also a very elegant and soft fiber. The silk lends its smooth texture to the sometimes rough cotton to create a peaceful yarn. Cotton-Silk Natural comes in relaxing colors created with plant dyes. It is available in five different subtle monotone verigates. These restful colors are created with such things as sandalwood and herbs and flowers.

I find the most soothing colors of this yarn to be Mint and Blush. They are both so light and fresh. They make me think of fresh strawberries and mint iced tea. It is amazing that such wondrous colors can be made with natural dyes.

Schulana Cotton-Silk Natural is available online through Naturesong Yarn.

[Image courtesy: Nature Song]



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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.



  • Ruth Altheim

    You wrote ‘gentile’ colors in your post. Do you mean ‘genteel’ or ‘gentle’? Gentile to Jews means non-jews.

  • Ruth Altheim

    You wrote ‘gentile’ colors in your post. Do you mean ‘genteel’ or ‘gentle’? Gentile to Jews means non-jews.

  • Ruth Altheim

    You wrote ‘gentile’ colors in your post. Do you mean ‘genteel’ or ‘gentle’? Gentile to Jews means non-jews.

  • Kelly Rand

    Sorry about that Ruth! Should be fixed now.

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