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holamiis 10-08-2008 12:00 AM

Eco-friendly RED-HEART?!?!?!
 
I saw this on craftster.org blog and thought y'all might be interested:
http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=194

It appears that Coats and Clark, the manufacturer's of Red Heart are making two lines of yarn from recycled products, one from textile remnants and and a polyester from recycled plastic.

Anyone seen or tried this yet?

WandaT 10-08-2008 06:38 AM

Nope, hadn't seen that. Will have to keep an eye out to see when it hits the shelves and what it feels like.

suzeeq 10-08-2008 09:38 AM

Supposedly there's an Carib SS Eco yarn too, but it's not on their website. Someone said they saw it at WM, but I wonder if it's the RH yarn, not caron.

feministmama 10-08-2008 11:03 AM

But does it feel like insulation? Or can they make it soft like Caron?:think:

ArtLady1981 10-08-2008 01:16 PM

Nice! Thanks for alerting us! :thumbsup:

I'll definitely give it a try when it hits the shelves!
I am on the lookout for a durable cotton, not too pricey, that
will make up into dishcloths that don't fade and distort out of shape with repeated washings.

This ECO cotton is 70% cotton, 30% poly. So maybe the poly will stabilize this yarn. Help it hold its shape and color.

We'll see! I'll buy a skein and try it out!

suzeeq 10-08-2008 01:27 PM

Oh I missed that the cotton is a blend. Maybe it will be something like Lion's Cottonease.

lelvsdgs 10-08-2008 11:01 PM

That's great! I too will be looking to try it out. Always fun to try new yarns. Thanks for letting us all know.


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