Eco-Fusion Persian Red
Eco-Fusion Persian Red
Eco-Fusion per ball.
Colour: Persian Red
This versatile blend of cotton and bamboo is a pleasure to work with. It feels sturdy yet soft and can be worn directly against the skin.
Eco-Fusion is popular with knitters and crocheters alike. The subte sparkle, due to the bamboo, adds pizzaz to any item. The cotton makes it soft and ideal for everyday wear.
Whether you want tight stitches for a compact weave, or loose stitches for a soft, supple result, Eco-Fushion is your yarn.
50% Bamboo, 50% Cotton
Needles 3,25mm - 4mm (US 3-6; UK 10-8)
50 gr ball, length approx 125 m
Great yarn for both knitting and crochet
Gentle sparkle thanks to the bamboo viscose
Handmade and handdyed by Nurturing Fibres in South Africa
Produced with love & care: for the yarn, the people and the environment.
How much yarn do I need?
To give you an idea, here's an indication for some standard-size projects:
- Small cushion: 2-3 balls.
- Baby Blanket: 8-10 balls.
- Women's jumper size 40: 10 balls.
Please note that some patterns, like cables or a long vest, require more yarn than a standard stockinette stitch sweater.
Also, crochet usually requires approx. 30% more yarn than knitting.
About Nurturing Fibres
About 40 km north of Cape Town lies the Nurturing Fibres farm. Here, Carle Dehning and her team produce and dye all-natural yarns.
They use solar power to heat the water for dyeing and only top up the temperature if need be. In the dye house, the water is gravity fed instead of being pumped. Yarns are dried naturally either in the sunshine or over their Aga Stove.
All the skeining and balling is done manually. This detailed care not only ensures a high quality, but also provides employment for Xhosa people.
The water used to soak the skeins in preparation for dyeing is recycled and used to irrigate the staff Vegetable Garden. All other water used in the dyeing process is ph balanced and then used to irrigate the 120 Olive trees. The washing of equipment and the yarn is done with Borehole water. As this water is sourced on the farm, it has a much lower environmental impact compared to other water sources.
Their wool is from local free ranging sheep that are non-mulesed. Their cotton is locally grown and while not certified organic, it has been farmed with these principles. Their dyes are Oeko-Tex standard approved.
We're very proud to sell this beautiful yarn.