Kim Doherty
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Purchasing Yarn for Handwoven Scarves -six degrees of separation

I use extremely fine yarn for my handwoven scarves, so I tend to purchase commercially spun yarn, as handspun is not fine enough for my liking.  As more spinning mills in Australia are closing, it has become more difficult to purchase small quantities of various yarns.  Not so long ago I purchased some beautiful super-fine Geelong Merino, which had been spun into a lovely fine yarn in Italy, which I then purchased from a mob in England, who then sent the said yarn to me more-or-less from whence it originated!  Maybe I should try to find the sheep it came from & offer one of the handwoven scarves made from her lovely wool to her as compensation for her loss!  Less than six degrees of separation I’d say!