Hello my lovelies!
So it’s been a while since my last post here, but never mind because I’m back again with a huge shop update ready for the grand reopening of my Etsy shop tomorrow! (6pm BST on 2nd October 2020)
Speaking of choice I even have a brand new yarn for you to try out! This beauty is pineapple yarn, and it’s a gorgeous, eco friendly bast fibre, which means the fibres were peeled from the leaves in a similar way to linen production, and not broken down in a chemical extraction process. As a bast fibre yarn it will benefit from a little breaking in, the same as other bast fibres such as linen or hemp. But a little effort will leave you with a surprisingly soft yarn, making it all worth while.
It is extracted from the leaves of the pineapple plant, after the fruit has been harvested. What used to happen was the farmers would then clear their fields and burn all the leaves to make space for the next crop. But now we’re saving that plant matter from being burned, which is obviously better for the environment, and the farmers are gaining a second income from selling what was otherwise a waste product. It’s really a win-win!