This listing is for 50 grams of hand spun natural Ramie yarn. The yarn is a single ply and is suitable for weaving (used as weft) for knitting, crochet or other fiber crafts. Due to the nature of Ramie fiber, this hand spun yarn has some slubs and bumps that will add a touch of interesting texture to your hand made item.
Ramie comes from a plant of the nettle family. Ramie is one of the bast fibre crops and is one of the oldest known fibers. Ramie was used in mummy cloths in Egypt and has been grown in China for many centuries. Ramie has a silky luster and is pure white in colour. Ramie, also known as China Grass is resistant to bacteria and mildew, is absorbent and cool and comfortable to wear during hot summer months. Ramie is produced from the bark of the vegetative stalks. The Ramie bark goes through a retting and degumming process to soften them into a silky and lustrous fibre.
This ramie yarn is hand spun at the time of your order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for completion of your handspun yarn. If you would like to order a larger quantity, please contact me.
Handspun yarns are shipped by Royal Mail International tracked. Please allow 7-10 days for receipt of international orders.