Mallo Cotton Slub Weaving Yarn ~ Brick
$ 25.00 USD
Mallo is a gorgeous thick and thin cotton slub yarn that is sure to be a new favorite. Suitable for warp and weft, this wonderful textured 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.
Cotton grown in the USA - 55% organic / 45% conventional. Spun and dyed in North Carolina.
Comes on 1/2 lb. (8 oz) cones with about 750 yards per cone.
I bought this yarn in three colors and have now used two of them to weave a decorative colors for a throw pillow. I am very pleased with how easy it wove and how good it looked when completed. I would use it again and plan to order it in more colors.
Although I haven't yet used the shade of Coal, I have woven items with other shades of Mallo - a blanket and overshot towels. The yarn is excellent to weave with, the slubs make a wonderful texture, The finished fabric has a nice drape and feel. The colors of the yarn are "classy", rich, and subtle. I'm using the towels and they are absorbent, durable, and color-fast. Weaving with quality yarn such as Mallo is a real pleasure.
Love, love, love this yarn! Interesting and strong enough for both warp and weft. Made a stunning baby blanket for a cousin and I am getting rave reviews from aquaintances who saw it and learned I had actually woven it (weaving is more of a lost art in my area). No better compliment. I ordered more to make placemats and napkins for a Georgetown bride who appreciates nifty things; using denim and cream colors to go with her place settings.
I appreciate that this yarn does not grab onto either itself or other threads during the warping process (the #1 most annoying thing about the whole weaving experience). Also, it is compelling enough to stand on its own, without any intricate weaving patterns or additional threads needed, to add interest to one's project. Between Mallo and Tencel yarn, I do most things with these yarns, now.
This is so yummy to weave with!! I love how my dish towels turned out! Beautiful colors to!!!