Handspun yarn, as the name suggests, is yarn which is spun manually, as opposed to the yarn which is machine made. This is usually made in farms, although there are certain organizations which also make handspun yarn along with the other kinds of yarns. In addition to spinning the yarn, even the washing and dyeing of the yarn is done by the farms or by the makers of the yarn themselves. Handspun yarn is very diverse in nature, as the spinning fiber differs each time when the yarn is made. There are many different types of handspun yarn including traditional two ply handspun yarn, single ply handspun yarn, three ply yarn and novelty yarn, among others. Handspun yarn can be made from a variety of fibers, such as alpaca, angora, llama, mohair and even silk.
Handspun yarn is very popular with knitters, crochet lovers and others, due to its unique nature. Many people feel that handspun yarn is the best form of yarn to work with and such people use only handspun yarn for their projects. The price of handspun yarn cannot be generalized by saying whether it is generally expensive or economical. The price of a particular ball of yarn is set according to the fiber which is used to make that ball of yarn. Handspun yarn made from high quality fiber will be priced higher than the yarn made from average quality fiber. In addition to this, the yarn made from fiber which is easily available will be priced lower than the yarn made from fiber which is rare and not as easily available.
There are many shops which offer customers the advantage of choosing a fiber of their choice and having the yarn spun from that very fiber. Many websites also offer this facility and it has grown in popularity over the years.
I need some information about getting knitting yarns made to my own specifications, i.e.?
good quality wool and cashmere mixtures, both for home hand knitting as well as to launch my own brand of knitwear. Would anyone, who has knowledge on these subjects be able to provide me with some information please.
There are small mills around that might be able to help you. I know the one I have gotten yarn from works with wool and alpaca fibers. Ranch of the Oaks in Lompoc, CA
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