Manos del Uruguay Wool ClassicaRegular price $24.00 Sale price $12.00
We regret that we are not able keep up with winding of our sale yarn & offer this service during the sale.
Sale items will be delayed in shipping but we will be able to start processing your order.138 yards, 100% rustic wool - Corriedale- handspun single ply, Worsted weight
Wool Clasica is spun on spinning wheels and hand-dyed in stainless steel kettles with steam heat to create both subtly variegated semi-solids and marbleized, striated effects. No two skeins are exactly alike and there are no dye lots. It is recommended buying enough yarn to complete a project and to attempt to alternate knitting two rows from one skein with two rows from another to give an overall blended effect.
Manos del Uruguay is a cooperative founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, & are still, few opportunities for work. The Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations & paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination – the first kindergartens in Uruguay were begun by the Manos Cooperative, to provide childcare for the artisans. In addition to creating yarns for handcrafters, the Manos Cooperatives have continued to produce ready-to-wear pieces for designers and department stores such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Nordstrom’s, & Sak’s.