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My Top Three Natural Fibers

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

I'm a big fan of natural fibers - and natural colors. There is something special about holding on to non-synthetic yarns. I can always tell when something is made with a chemical/plastic based fiber - and I really don't enjoy working with them. Natural fibers just come across as better quality to me.


I love experimenting and using different combinations of fibers and I've decided to share a few of my favorites - I use these in almost everything I make.


First: L I N E N

Linen is one of my all time favorite fibers. Linen works great as warp + weft, it is durable yet can be worn close to the skin. Linen has an incredible ability to become softer with each use/wash. Making it something to treasure as time goes by. I've incorporated linen into almost all my pieces in some way or another; whether it is an accent in a scarf or a 100% linen dish towel. It is one of the most versatile natural fibers. Find it here linen

Second: A L P A C A

Alpaca is so incredibly soft and plush. I love working with alpaca and use it in A LOT of my scarves. It is also good for both warp + weft. Alpaca is a wonderful alternative to wool because it does not have lanolin which people often find they are allergic to. It is very insulating and perfect for those projects that need to have a bit of warmth.

Find it here alpaca


Third: D U E T

Duet is one of the newest products to come from Gist Yarn. As soon as I got my hands on a few cones I knew it would be a permanent addition to my stash. Duet is a blend of 1 ply cotton and 2 plies french linen. It is the perfect marriage between the two fibers.

Find it here duet

So there you have it! Some of my favorite natural fibers. I've linked all of the images - so you can check out where I get these cones. I'm always looking for new yarns - so feel free to reach out.


Best,

Mariah

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