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Handspun Hope Cotton

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This lovely cotton yarn is laboriously handspun on a drop spindle in Ethiopia by women working for a small cooperative comprised of single mothers.  

The yarn is then imported into Rwanda where the ladies of Handspun Hope complete the process of dyeing it organically in the single-ply. Once the yarn is dry, the spinners then ply the yarn with spinning wheels into a  two-ply yarn. 

Take a look at the process here.

Due to the characteristics of this naturally hand-dyed yarn, the actual color may vary between skeins. We recommend alternating skeins during knitting.   

  • Sport weight 
  • Approx 100 gm / 3.53 ox 
  • Approx 336 m / 368 yd 
  • Hand wash  
  • Dry flat

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Click here to learn how your purchase changes the lives of women in Rwanda.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews

    Beautiful yarn.

    Diane G.
    Cotton that you will love

    Janet selected this yarn for a group project last summer. It was a pleasure to work with and the mosaic colorwork was beautiful in the colors that the company makes.

    It washes well and stays vibrant, too!

    Your yarn makes a positive impact

    By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.

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