Our story begins with the sari. Over thousands of years, this traditional Indian garment has evolved from a simple throw to a beautiful, vibrantly dyed and intricately patterned dress, shawl and scarf. Today, the dyers and spinners and weavers of silk yarn have all been replaced by machines and factories, which pump out thousands of saris a day and rely on low-paid labor and plenty of waste.
There are, nonetheless, some who are working to preserve the ancient arts of spinning and knitting sari silk yarn. Women’s cooperatives, set up in India and Nepal, are reclaiming the off cuts and discards from these factories and using them to spin sari silk yarn. Hobbyists and knitters the world over are rediscovering this high-quality traditional fiber.
That’s where we come in. Our online yarn store is dedicated to supporting women’s economic empowerment, fair trade practices, and principles of environmental sustainability. Our yarn store offers dozens of other fibers, cloths and wholesale yarn through our online yarn store, allowing knitters access to these rare and special items. In doing so, we hope to encourage the joy of knitting, beautiful garments, and ethical consumerism.
Check out our yarn store online and grab yourself some of our gorgeous wholesale yarn. Don’t forget to download some of our free patterns, or pick up some of our pre-made garments handmade by artisans from around the world. Most of all, remember to smile – when you shop with Darn Good Yarn, you’re helping to make the world a better place!
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Let the yarn inspiration begin! This premium, quality handmade yarn bowl from Sheesham wood (aka Indian Rosewood) is perfect for handling all of your knitting, crocheting, weaving, jewelry making, arts and crafts and yarn storage/organizing needs.
Did you know — We work with an amazing co-op in India providing high quality and safe jobs for over 600 families! Your purchase of this bowl touches lives and helps provide safe jobs and opportunity to hundreds of people! When we added these handcrafted wooden folk art knitting yarn bowls to the products that we offer, we were able hire 10 more individuals!
We don’t know about you – but we felt Darn Good about it! With your purchase of this premium quality Sheesham wood yarn bowl you are literally touching lives and helping to make a palpable difference in the world – Go on with ya bad self! Each of our handmade wooden yarn bowls measure 5 inches by 2.5 inches – absolutely perfect for a ball of Darn Good Yarn!
Darn Good Yarn is an online yarn store that is dedicated to supporting women’s economic empowerment, fair trade practices, and principles of environmental sustainability. We offer dozens of reclaimed and sustainable fibers, cloths and yarn, allowing knitters, crocheters, and other crafters access to these rare and special items. In doing so, we hope to encourage the joy of crocheting, knitting, beautiful garments, and ethical consumerism.
We have a number of FREE patterns that range from Hugs Baby Booties, Artic Snowball Hat, and 30 Minute Arm Knit Scarf are just a few patterns.
What good’s the chef without the recipe? While lots of the fun of knitting comes from experimentation and substituting one yarn for another, most of us need or enjoy having knitting patterns to work off. For beginners, nothing beats the feeling of completing your very first pattern! Until you get to the next one, then the next, then the next…