Jags already sent in for March!
Guest review by designer and fiber artist Cindy Moore.
If you've ever tried to unravel a sweater, you know it requires a lot of work. Jags Funky Fiber apparently has a system that allows her to unravel sweaters and end up with some pretty impressive, usable yarn. I've bought from Jags twice. The first order I placed with Jag was for 1800 yards of 100% cashmere. This yarn is beautiful. It's in skeins of 100 yards which is the only downside, but I plyed it with some handspun merino/silk with a little nylon glitz. The ends of the recycled cashmere were neatly absorbed into the handspun wool/blend. I created a 4-ply yarn (2 plys from recycled cashmere and 2 plys from the handspun wool blend) and knitted up a sample. It's going to make a nice garment.The next order I made from Jag was a custom order. This time, she kept the whole 1600 yards in two skeins. The cost? $28 for a blend of silk and cashmere. I'll probably ply this with some handspun or use it as a spinning core. The yarn is always clean and fresh. It is slightly kinky which is fine for plying because you are going to set the twist anyway which will remove the kinks. I'm sure you could soak the skeins in hot water and weight them as they dry to remove the kinks also. In the blue that I plyed with the merino/silk, I only found one tiny knot which was easily smoothed away during the plying process.Final product and swatch. My handspun, Jag's recycled cashmere, final product
Thank you so much Cindy, for your informative review of Jags Funky Fibers! Many thanks to Jags for sending in her wonderful samples! Jags will be featured in March and April's boxes too!
We will be giving away 2 100 yard skeins of her upcycled yarn (pink and orange pictured above) to a lucky commenter! Just visit Jags site, find something you love and write about it here! Help me get the word out about jags (through tweets, plurks, forum posts, blog posts etc) and you'll be counted twice! Drawing to be held Friday! Leave a way for me to find you in case you win ;)