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SARI SILKS AND RIBBONS

For years I have incorporated materials other than wool and techniques other than rug hooking into my work. It adds interest, depth and texture. One of my best ever finds is an Indian source for Sari ribbons and yarns. I buy them directly from India. All of these Sari products are made from 100% silk. You are only limited by your imagination as to how to hook with Sari ribbon and yarn.

Gail Gears RugThe "GEARS" rug shown here is one I hooked to be included as a free design in Rug Hooking Magazine. Look for it in the January/February 2013 issue. The border was hooked with one row of the fuzzy multicolored ribbon. This ribbon varies in width, but can be as wide as about ½ inch. It is soft so easily hooked, and can give a neat or  messier look (which is what I went for in my border) by hooking it either low or high. It can be cut or folded in half if desired. I would have used far more sari in this piece, but I hooked it last year and at that time I only had the multicolored ribbon to use.

I now have a huge line of different types of Sari. In addition to rug hooking, these ribbons and yarns can also  be used for knitting, weaving,and/or crocheting. This cute purse was made with two skeins of Himalayan yarn. Sari silk is easily sari pursedyed by the same method as wool, with acid dyes. This means that  you can put it into the same dye pot as wool you are dyeing and get a matching sari to use in your project. Sari silk can be washed in cold water. Lay it flat to dry. Do not put it in the dryer.

The photographs shown are representations of the yarn you will receive but are not the actual skein themselves. No two are the same. Each is uniquely beautiful. The colors in the photographs are not always true. The actual colors may not be exactly what you see on your computer screen.

Please contact Gail Dufresne at gailduf@aol.com with any questions or to place an order. Credit cards, American checks, and Pay Pal accepted.

sari cording

Sari Silk Cording

The Sari silk cording is hand teased and then hand spun on a drop spindle.*

Each skein weighs about 100 grams (about 3 1/2 ounces).

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

Sari Silk Ribbons

Sari Silk RibBONS

All of the Sari ribbons are a byproduct of the colorful Saris manufactured in India. The waste ends of silk sari production are collected and sewn together to form a continuous length of brightly colored silk ribbon.

There is a multicolored ribbon, a fuzzy multicolored ribbon, several "solid" color ribbons (expect a lot of color and texture variation in each skein), and five balls of ribbon that are just balled together, not sewn together.

There is also a white skein, which is beautiful for dyeing, but the same cost as the colored skeins due to the process of removing the color from the silk remnants.*

Click here for solid color chart.

Each skein weighs about 100 grams (about 3 1/2 ounces).

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

Patterned Sari ribbons

Patterned Sari ribbons

All of the Sari ribbons are a byproduct of the colorful Saris manufactured in India. The waste ends of silk sari production are collected and sewn together to form a continuous length of brightly colored silk ribbon.

This collection of ribbons is made from silk chiffon and all are from patterned silk chiffon fabric, rather than solid fabrics like the other ribbons. They are amazing and many skeins have bits of glitz in them from the fabric.*

Each skein weighs about 50 grams. These are lighter than the other skeins because chiffon is a lighter fabric.

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

Sari Thrum Yarn

Sari thrum yarn

The thrum yarn is recycled pure silk yarn made up of waste silk pieces from industrial weaving mills in India and then hand spun in Nepal to give women there a chance to earn a living independently. The pure silk yarn is hand teased and then hand spun on a drop needle.*

Each skein weighs about 100 grams (about 3 1/2 ounces).

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

art silk yarns

Art silk yarn

The art silk yarn is recycled silk yarn made up of waste silk pieces from industrial weaving mills in India and then hand spun in Nepal to give women there a chance to earn a living independently. The pure silk yarn is hand teased and then hand spun on a drop needle.

Art silk yarn is the softest yarn, with a silky sheen. I ordered some art silk yarn with beads threaded through the yarn. If used for knitting or weaving it may be more effective than it is for rug hooking, as the beads are small and cannot be seen well. The yarn colors are great though.* Click here for solid color chart.

Each skein weighs about 100 grams (about 3 1/2 ounces).

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

Pure Silk Yarns

Pure silk yarn

The pure silk yarn is recycled silk yarn made up of waste silk pieces from industrial weaving mills in India and then hand spun in Nepal to give women there a chance to earn a living independently. The pure silk yarn is hand teased and then hand spun on a drop needle.

The pure silk yarn is coarser than the art silk yarn, and the colors are very vibrant, more so than the Himalayan yarn.* Click here for solid color chart.

Each skein weighs about 100 grams (about 3 1/2 ounces).

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

himalayan yarn

Himalayan soft silk yarn

The Himalayan soft silk yarn is recycled silk yarn made up of waste silk pieces from industrial weaving mills in India and then hand spun in Nepal to give women there a chance to earn a living independently. The pure silk yarn is hand teased and then hand spun on a drop needle.

The Himalayan yarn is coarser than the art silk yarn, and the colors are softer than the pure silk yarn. All Himalayan yarn is multicolored.*

Each skein weighs about 100 grams (about 3 1/2 ounces).

All skeins are $15.00 each, plus shipping. Order

*The photographs shown are representations of the yarn you will receive but are not the actual skein themselves. No two are the same. Each is uniquely beautiful. The colors in the photographs are not always true. The actual colors may not be exactly what you see on your computer screen.

BOOKS by Gail Dufresne

Ladders and Lizards by Gail Dufresne

Geometric hooked rugs

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Geometric hooked rugs may look simple, but they are a challenge to do well. Well-known rug designer Gail Dufresne explains the elements and principles of design, including balance and unity, repetition, proportion, and movement. Learn how to color-plan your geometric rug, including how to use colour values effectively. The author describes her signature look of superimposing figures on top of complex geometric backgrounds. The book is full of tips and techniques for dyeing the wool, finishing the rug, and designing your own patterns. Autographed by the Author.

 

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