Trendsetter Yarns Recycled Linen is a soft, supple yarn that is available in 10 hand-dyed colorways. The yarn is 84% recycled linen and 16% standard linen. Soft and supple doesn’t sound like linen yarn, right? But this yarn is different than other linen yarns!
Trendsetter Yarns explained to me that the recycled fibers come from knitted linen fabric that has been shredded, pressed, and extruded. This pressing and extrusion is a lot like how they produce soft fiber from trees (like bamboo yarn). The recycled fibers are combined with a little bit of standard linen fiber for strength. The result is a linen yarn that is soft, a wee bit shiny, and supple.
The yarn is constructed of five plies, but I was pleased to find that this yarn does not split apart while working with it. Each skein weighs 50 g and contains 150 yds of yarn. It was very nice to work with and I will soon release a new crochet pattern in this yarn.
For the rest of this year I will be focused on recycling, reclaiming, and reusing as we craft here on my blog and social media channels. I have some fun projects in mind to share with you and I will be reviewing and designing in several different yarns that include recycled and reclaimed fibers.
See my video review of Recycled Linen below!