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Scheepjes catona yarn in australia

There are many benefits of Scheepjes Catona yarn, which has worked excellently to propel it to many experienced crafters’ yarn of choice. Yarn Traders Scheepjes Catona yarn is made from 100% mercerized cotton and is the ideal finger yarn used in many crocheting practices for things such as sweaters, blankets, and so much more.

Mercerization is the process where cellulose is applied to fibers which are then spun into yarn. This process is usually applied to cotton, such as with mercerized cotton, or sometimes with cotton-covered thread that, instead of being 100% cotton, has a polyester core. Materials such as hemp and linen can also be mercerized, as well as cotton to increase a material’s luster. The mercerization process is completed after the material has been spun for yarn or weaved for fabrics. Early in the exploring phase of mercerization, the process had many more benefits outside of the originally perceived purpose. Pioneers of this process began to find that the mercerized fibers could absorb more water, and therefore more dye, which had a significant impact on the color of the yarn or fabric. The dyed piece of yarn or fabric could now be much brighter and deeper than those pieces that did not undergo this process. A lot of people found that the difference between mercerized and materials that did not undergo the mercerized process proved to be quite dramatic. The mercerization of a material was found to increase the overall dye absorption of the materials by as much as 25%. This proved to be quite revolutionary because not only was the color found to be much brighter and fuller, but it also gave those treated cloth and yarns a better resistance to multiple washings. This kept colors brighter and seemingly unchanged over longer periods of time. In addition to increasing the luster and affinity to dyestuffs, the treatment also increased the fabric of yarns’ strength, smoothness, resistance to mildew, and the gathering of lint. Thus, yarns and fabrics that are thought to be of much higher quality are almost always mercerized. These are just a few of the many benefits of scheepjes catona yarn.

The widely popular Scheepjes Catona yarns offered by Yarn Traders is thought of as a fingering weight yarn and is naturally breathable. The yarn is often characterized by its soft and delicate luster, and is very smooth and supple to the touch, which are just a couple of reasons as to why it’s such a great yarn to work with. Many crafters have enjoyed using Scheepjes Catona yarn for a vast range of garments, amigurumi, accessories, homeware items and toys and dolls for kids. Scheepjes Catona is safe for those like babies and children and is the sustainable choice for eco-conscious crafters as it is produced with recycled wastewater, which is just another of the incredible benefits of scheepjes catona yarn.

This yarn is available in an enormous range of approximately 109 different vibrant, full, creative colors, so the crafter can enjoy endless color patterns and combinations. A needle or hook sized between 2.5 to 3.5 mm is recommended and it is estimated that each ball of yarn weighs 50 grams with a length of 125 meters.

If you didn’t already know, Yarn Trader is an independent yarn store located in the heritage quarter of Port Adelaide, South Australia. They specialize in all natural fibers and carry a large range of local and Australian-made yarns and accessories. Yarn Trader is a company of high value and are deeply passionate about bringing the world the best in locally made yarns and accessories, as well as carefully curating natural fibers of yarns, sourced, and found throughout the world. They have always and will continue to make thoughtful decisions on inventory and about what is stocked based on diversity and inclusion, and vow to make decisions on who they work with and promote based on matters of diversity and inclusion. They stand strong on their promises to always speak up when they hear, read, or see, words or actions that marginalize others. Yarn Traders will always ask themselves and their community what more can be done, and will forever work tirelessly on a mission to improve what can be done better.

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