Published on October 16th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand7
Yearn Worthy Yarn: Miss Hawklet
In amongst the hand bound books made from mostly recycled materials, you will find some wonderful yarn by Miss Hawklet, made with what she calls “animal friendly” fibers.
All of the yarn found in Miss Hawklet’s shop is hand spun and hand dyed by the proprietor herself, Holly Klump. She offers a wide variety of fibers, perfect for those who like to knit with animal fibers and vegans alike.
Animal fibers that make up the hand spun yarns are obtained from a wide variety of sources that you can feel good about. Wool and mohair, come from a small rescue farm in Wisconsin, sans chemicals or bleach, or from rescued “mill ends,” the waste fiber that factories throw out. Miss Hawklet also sources wool from a farm in the Falkland Islands, which she has a good relationship with and feels comfortable with how they treat their animals and how the fiber is processed.
In her shop you will find all the yarn and roving carefully labeled with its source, so you know where your yarn is from. All of the cotton yarns are sourced organic from other small businesses, and for spinners, Miss Hawklet offers “mill end” roving, hand dyed and ready for your spindle.
And, while having yarn made from “animal friendly” and organic sources is pretty great, Miss Hawklet also has a mean eye for color. Her palette tends to be on the soft side with soothing greens found in forest keeper, pictured above, to bubble gun princess, an organic cotton yarn dyed with light pastels perfect for when your knitting needs are mellow.
[Image courtesy: Miss Hawklet]