Polyester yarns are a popular choice for the textile in […]
Polyester yarns are a popular choice for the textile industry due to their inherent qualities of strength and durability, color fastness, and ease of care. The fibers also tend to be inexpensive and come in a wide range of shades, patterns, and designs.
A recent Korteks project focuses on dyeing polyester at a lower temperature than conventionally. This lowers production costs and saves energy. In addition, it allows polyester to be dyed in conjunction with other fibers such as cotton or wool.
A colorful yarn of the highest quality can make a statement on any project. It is also an excellent canvas for a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease. Yarn aficionados can sample the latest in modern fiber technologies or delve into ancient traditions, such as hand-dyed yarns. Those in the know are apt to choose fibers that have longevity and a good return on investment. The most important question to ask is whether or not the product will hold up to repeated washing and wear. Most fibers have a lifespan in the thousands of miles. This translates to years of wearable pleasure. With the right fiber and a little forethought, yarns can be made into lasting treasures. The best part? Most fibers are free to boot.
Yarns that have gradients are a great way to add colorwork to your projects. These yarns fade from one color to another, saving you from weaving in ends and creating extra colors for your project.
Gradients can be subtle or dramatic, and come in a range of shades from light to dark. These colors are perfect for shawls, scarves and other large crochet or knitting projects.
There are also gradient kits that come with a variety of hanks or skeins in different hues and allow you to choose how to blend your color changes. These kits can make your colorwork more interesting and fun, and are a great choice for beginners and experienced crafters alike!
Unified gradients are dyed on a single strand of 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon fingering weight yarn. They are available in short (255 yards) and long (470 yards) skeins. terminal semi-solid skeins are also available to customize the amount of yarn needed for your projects.
Cotton & Acrylic Yarns
If you’re a fiber artist, you know the importance of choosing the right type of yarn for your project. Each type has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to make sure you choose the best one for your needs.
Cotton and acrylic yarns are two popular choices for crafters. Both can be found in a variety of colors and styles, and are easy to find in most craft stores and online.
However, many fiber artists prefer natural yarns to synthetic ones for a number of reasons. These include their sustainability, quality, and affordability.
Cotton is a naturally soft and absorbent material that can be easily machine washed and dryed. It’s also resistant to stains and damage, making it ideal for crafting baby clothes and blankets.
Novelty yarns are yarns that have unusual features, structure or fiber composition. They can include slubs, inclusions, metallic or synthetic fibers, laddering and varying thickness introduced during production.
They are usually made from at least one type of man-made fiber, such as acrylic or polyester. But they can also be a blend of cotton and wool or even all natural fibers like wool and cotton.
These yarns are not always smooth and uniform, they may be thick or thin with curls, loops, twists and sometimes different coloured areas along their length. They are often called complex ply yarns and can be found in many knitting yarns.
They can be very soft and fluffy and can be used for all sorts of creative projects, such as eyelash yarns, ribbon yarns and boucle yarns. You can also find self-striping yarns that are dyed and when knit or woven, create stripes of color. These are a great way to add a little extra interest to your weavings!