Introducing Mallo - Now Open for Pre-Order
Suitable for warp and weft, this wonderful thick and thin cotton slub yarn is great for throws, baby blankets, absorbent towels, waffle weave...the possibilities are endless. Use it on a rigid heddle, table, or floor loom. Recommended sett of 8-16 epi.
Comes on 1/2 lb. (8 oz) cones with about 750 yards per cone. Cotton grown in the USA - 55% organic / 45% conventional. Spun and dyed in North Carolina. This slub truly celebrates the glory of American grown cotton in its natural state - super soft and absorbent, high quality and versatile, and just waiting to see what you'll dream up with it.
We are excited to be developing a color story featuring complementary hues, meant to play well together or shine on their own. These photos give you a glimpse into that color development process, but are not the final options. When the yarn is ready, you will be sent a color card and will choose your colors then. Pre-ordering guarantees that your color choice will be in stock, and you will receive your yarn before it is available to everyone else.
$75 ~ 3 Cones
Buy 3 cones of Mallo
+ a free Color Card
$150 ~ 7 Cones
Buy 6 cones of Mallo
Get 1 Free
+ a free Color Card
$250 ~ 12 Cones
Buy 10 cones of Mallo
Get 2 Free
+ a free Color Card
Last winter, we had a small test batch of this order, available only in Natural, that some of you had a chance to try. We were pleased to hear how much you loved it - here are a few reviews from weavers below.
This yarn is a dream to warp, weave, and wear! I used it as warp and weft for wraps, at an epi of 10 on a floor loom, went easy on the tension and beat. The result is the softest cotton cloth I've ever woven. As expected, it shrunk quite a bit, but the twill pattern fulled nicely. This would be excellent for towels, too. I can't wait for more colors!
Love this Slub!
I have been looking for a thick and thin cotton to use in dish towels and decided to give the GIST Slub weaving yarn a try. WOW! Used it as both warp and weft in a windowpane design with 8/2 cotton woven on a rigid heddle, using a 10-dent reed. On the loom it was a more open weave than usual, but after washing and drying, the yarns snuggled together nicely. And it is the softest towel I have ever woven. Please get more! And in more colors!
This yarn is sooo gorgeous! I ordered one initial cone & from the first pic thrown, I was in love! I have finished 2 scarves, double warping a 16" 7.5 heddle ashford rigid heddle with both the cotton slub and the Italian cotton/linen. I used the cotton slub for the weft. I need to order more so I can continue weaving these beauties!
I’m really enjoying this yarn. I’m using it for pattern weft for some overshot tea towels. It gives a really interesting texture, and I think they’ll be wonderful after wet-finishing. Excellent quality.
This gorgeous top was woven with Mallo by Kayla Powers - read all about it and see more photos here.
So, why not wait until the yarn is ready to ship before starting to sell it?
The answer is pretty simple...we can’t! Starting a new line of yarn requires a pretty hefty deposit so that we can meet the minimum order quantities for the yarn mill. Our little shop has been growing steadily (because of *your* support, so thank you!) but as a small, boot-strapped business without investors or deep pockets, we can’t quite float this on on our own. Our wonderful weaving community supported the launch of our first line of yarn, Duet, and we are hopeful you will be excited to support the launch of Mallo as well.
What's in it for you, dear weaver? First, a pre-order bulk discount! :-) By pre-ordering, you’ll also play a direct role in making this yarn possible, helping us bring it to the looms of weavers everywhere, and supporting US textile manufacturing in the process. Plus all pre-orders will get a free color card of Mallo, and first pick of color choices before anyone else can order (guaranteeing that your preferred colors won’t be sold out).
We expect to ship this yarn in Fall 2019.
Is your yarn shop interested in carrying Mallo? We'd love to work with you!