Monday, July 2, 2012

Indian Silk Shop Yarn Review and Giveaway...Two Winners


I am very excited to share with you a new yarn that I just received.  Can you be in love with yarn? This yarn is unlike any other I have every used or seen.  This yarn is 100% silk and comes from India.  It can be purchased online at the Indian Silk Shop.  The Indian Silk Shop is located in the silk state of Karnataka India. 80% of Indian Silk is produced there.  They are Pioneers, Manufacturers and have been in the Silk Industry for 5 decades. Indian Silk Shop is also the number one manufacturer and supplier of spun, duke and rowing silk yarns in India.


These are what the silk cocoons look like.  These little cocoons are where the yarn comes from.
CUCOON

Here is what I received....  Don't they look like candy!!  Yummy Yummy!!
Eight different colors and types of yarn as well as a beautiful, 100% silk, hand painted scarf.

These two are my absolute favorites!!  I wish you could see them and hold them in your hands.  The camera does nothing for them.  These are both the Duke Silk but have a different texture.  The one on the left is a two ply.  Look at the shine.


These are the Lyba Silk, and the Queen Silk

These are the Machine Spun Sari Silk Yarn and the beautiful Hand painted scarf.

Now to tell you a little bit about each yarn and give you a close up so you can see the textures and shine.

Duke Silk  Duke Silk Lurex
Duke silk is a very soft and shiny worsted weight yarn which is spun from the silk tops.  Extra luster and shine can be added to this yarn at the time of dyeing.

Reeled Silk
Reeled Silk showcases the sheen and luster of silk in its most spectacular form.  This is also a worsted weight yarn.  It has extra shine and a very soft nature.  Reeled silk is the purest form of silk as it is the first by product of the cocoon.

Hand Spun and Machine Spun
The Hand Spun Sari Silk Yarns are manufactured on vintage, handmade machines, called Taklis.  The Taklis are also known as a spinning wheel.  The leftovers of silk fibers are spun together resulting in a beautiful hand spun silk yarn.  These yarns are also call Sari Silk Yarns.  The hand spun has a rougher texture. The machine spun yarns are done the same way.  The leftovers are gathered up and spun together to make a beautiful yarn.  The machine spun yarn has a smoother texture.


Lyba Silk
Lyba Silk is a very superior combed spun silk.  It is a 4-ply yarn.  

Queen Silk
Queen Silk has created its own history in the world of knitting.  It is a lace weight yarn.  The yarn has greet sheen and is usually dyed in solid colors and also tie dyed pattern colors.

I can't wait to use my yarns to make some scarfs.  My mother in law has claimed two of them for herself.  The only problem is that they were also my favorites.  When I opened the yarns and took them out of their packages I could not believe the different textures.  They all have the most unbelievable shine that I have ever seen.  Once you get them in your hands you do not want to put them down.  They were all so soft and smooth.  The hand spun is a little courser than the rest but it is so colorful and unique.  Trust me if you ever get your hands on these silk yarns you won't want to go back to anything else.  They can also be made in any color you can imagine.  I wish you could reach into the screen and feel of these yarns yourself.  I can not begin to tell about you the amazing quality and texture, but I hope you can get an idea from the closeup pictures.  I wish I could send each of you a sample in your favorite color.  If you get a chance to purchase some of this for yourself I highly recommend it!!  The best part is they ship worldwide within 2 working days. It took less than a week for me to receive my shipment.

They also sent me a beautiful hand painted silk scarf.  It is so soft an luxurious.

Look at all of those colors.  I can't wait to wear it and show it off.  The best part is I get to share one of these wonderful scarfs with two of you.  I will be giving away two different sized scarfs that will be chosen by the Indian Silk Shop owner to be sent to the winners.  To enter to win please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.  This is an international giveaway!! Good luck!!
Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I can not be held responsible for sponsor not shipping products.



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18 comments:

  1. Wow, how lovely! Lucky you. :-)

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  2. Oh how I do love some colorful yarn!! And these look beautiful! I can almost feel their softness right through the screen! ^_^ Have fun crocheting with them!

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  3. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! Those yarns are really gorgeous!!!

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  4. Wow the yarn looks fantastic!!!! Great review! I love http://indiansilkshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=69&product_id=141
    but it's difficult to choose.

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  5. I've got to go check these out. They look amazing!

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  6. I like the Lace Weight Yarn Queen (010)

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  7. The Lyba Silk is just stunning!! I haven't done any needlework or crafting in quite a while, but I have to say these have me salivating to do some work again!

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  8. I like the Duke silk Lurex 002. It's so pretty.

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  9. I have entered the rafflecoptor as Hidayat Bezerk and i love the Silk Tops 11:D

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  10. This is a fantastic giveaway! And it is international! Yay, I am participating :)

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  11. My favourite one was lace weight yarn Queen-003! It is such a delicate color!

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  12. My favorite are Luxury Knitting Yarn Lyba - 006 and Lace Weight Yarn Queen - 002.

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  13. These yarns are so beautiful. I feel they were convincing me to do some doily. These are the perfect ones to make some.

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  14. I love kitting with silk! So they were all my favorites... But this one really caught my eye: Luxury Knitting Yarn Lyba - 005 http://indiansilkshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=69&product_id=143

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  15. Thanks for Nice information.

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