Ursula's Alcove: Yarn

Ursula's Alcove offers the following selection of yarns. It is recommended that you see these yarns in person as color monitors do not give an accurate color. Please note that dye lots will also vary. We find it best if you see us at an event. However, yarn cards are available by request, depending on demand. Email us your name, postal address and yarn type. We will do our best to get you a sample.

Astra Cotton Yarn

Number 10 Crochet Cotton

100 % Mercerized Cotton
Milled in North Carolina (USA)
Center-pull balls
Available in three sizes on Etsy:
10/2 (thin)
5/2 (medium)
3/2 (thick)
Color Selection
Great for crochet, card woven trim, lucet, and so much more. Cones are also available for larger projects. Check the etsy listing or call for availability.
If you don't find it on Etsy, it can be ordered, subject to availability from the mill.

Hemp Yarn

Hemp

100 % Hemp
Milled in Eastern Europe
Center-pull balls, one ounce size
Also 1 pound undyed cones
Available in 10/3, 10/6, and 10/12 weights
Great for knitting, weaving, crochet, card woven trim, lucet, and so much more. Check the etsy listing for price, color, yardage, and availability. Since I dye these in small batches, colors are limited. Please check your project requirements and buy enough to finish the whole project. I cannot duplicate shades exactly. Tip: When you don't have enough of one color, you can alternate two different shades to get a uniform appearance.
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Additional quantities of undyed Hemp can be special ordered in one pound increments.

Jaggerspun 3/8 Green Line

Green Line Organic Yarn

100 % Organic Wool, 100 % Organic Dye
Grade: Fine
Milled and dyed in New England (USA)

Sport Weight
16 ounce cones

Color Selection

Approximately 1490 yards per pound. Not all colors are currently available. Check the etsy page for in stock items. Sold by the half pound skein.
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Jaggerspun Heather

Heather

100 % wool
Two Thicknesses available:
2/8 (approximately 2240 yards per pound)
3/8 (approx 1490 ypp)
Color Selection
Both sizes weave and knit nicely. Heather is a fingering weight yarn which knits up on US size 1 to 3 needles at a gauge of 7 to 9 stitches. The sett for weaving is 12 dpi for the 2/8 size and 10 dpi for the 3/8 size. Heather is also great for knitted, felted projects when using multiple strands. Top-dyed worsted spun medium grade. Medium grade means it is not as soft as a fine but it's not sandpaper either, more economical. Worsted spun means that all the tips of the fiber are going in the same direction for a stronger, less stretchy yarn. Available in one pound cones or a 2 oz. center-pull balls. Samples also available.

Jaggerspun 2/18 Zephyr

Zephyr 2/18 Wool/Silk

50% Merino Wool and 50% Chinese Tussah
Milled in Maine (USA)
Color Selection
Center pull one ounce ball:
Approx. 315 yards

One pound cone:
Approximately 5040 yards.
This yarn has an amazing number of uses. It knits up nicely, weaves, card-weaves, felts, finger braids, crochets, and so much more. Note that due to the dye adhering differently to the wool versus the silk, it is recommended that this be dry cleaned only. I hand wash, using shampoo. Eventually with washing a tweedy look will result.

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If you don't find it on Etsy, it can be ordered, depending on availability from the mill.

Jaggerspun 4/8 Zephyr

Zephyr 4/8 Wool/Silk

50% Merino Wool and 50% Chinese Tussah Silk
Milled in Maine (USA)
Color Selection
Approx 1120 yards per pound.

This yarn has an amazing number of uses. The yarn is very strong like a worsted wool and is not elastic like regular knitting yarn. It does knit up nicely, but like all silks, has a tendancy to stretch over time. Make sure you block your project before use as this will help. You can also use it for weaving, card-weaving, finger braids, crochet, and a certain amount of felting. Note that due to the dye adhering differently to the wool versus the silk, it is recommended that this be dry cleaned only. I hand wash, using shampoo. Eventually with washing a tweedy look will result.

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If you don't find it on Etsy, it can be ordered, depending on availability from the mill.

Jaggerspun Super Lamb Thread Weight

Super Lamb is made from 100 % Superwash Merino Lambs Wool. Yes, washable wool! It comes in a fine 2/24 size which is approximately 5960 yards per pound. Available in one ounce balls or by the pound on a cone. Color Selection
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Normandy Linen

Normandy Linen

Wet Spun Line Flax
Milled in France and Belgium
Center-pull balls or on a cone
Priced as marked on Etsy

Size Selection

It is great for weaving, macramé, making cord, and the finer thread is good for sewing. If you need waxed linen, simply take beeswax or parafin and rub it over the thread before use. Occaisionally Ursula's hand dyed colors are also available. Prices may vary without warning due to the currency exchange rate. Black is only available in the 16/4 size.

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Prime Alpaca

100 % Superfine Alpaca
Luscious Peruvian Yarn
Sport Weight
Sold in 8 ounce skeins
Approximately 664 yds
Alpaca Natural Colors
Raised at high altitudes 13,000 to 16,000 ft above sea level. Prices may vary without warning. One pound cones come in Black only, approximately 1330 yards.
Care: Hand wash or dry clean.
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Ursula's Hand-dyed Yarns

Bulky Superwash Assortment of Yarns Fuzzy Mohair

Ursula's hand-dyed and natural dyed yarns (Weed of the Week) are now available on Etsy.


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