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Published on April 30th, 2009 | by Kelly Rand


Yearn Worthy Yarn: Sirdar Eco Wool (U.K.)

Here’s another eco-friendly yarn option for those who use animal fibers: Eco Wool from Sirdar in the U.K.

Eco Wool comes in DK weight in 50 gram balls. It looks quite lovely and natural.

This yarn comes in five different and natural shades. Each skein is created by blending the natural colors of raw wool. No dyes or chemicals are used in the processing of this yarn.

I especially love the color Earth and Flint. What’s yours?

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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.

7 Responses to Yearn Worthy Yarn: Sirdar Eco Wool (U.K.)

  1. Krista says:

    looking at that yarn makes me want to learn how to knit! lovely!

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  3. bricolagable says:

    it’s exciting that producers are starting to offer lower impact materials for us crafters but much of the pollution in the processing of wool comes from the pesticides which are applied directly to the sheep and in the chemicals used to process the wool prior to dying – i’m curious about the rest of the cycle if there is any more info- including the treatment and conditions the sheep of the sheep- thanks!

  4. Cerise says:

    Ooooh! I like the Flint the best. I need more wool yarn in my life like this!

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