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    What is the Difference between Skeins, Hanks and even Balls of Yarn?

    The terms "skein" and "hank" often seem to be used interchangeably, but they are different! So what do we mean by the word "Skein" and what is a skein of yarn on our website?

    FelinFach Hand Dyed Yarns

    Our hand dyed yarn is dyed in small batches by the owner of this website from Welsh and UK yarn together with some specialty fibres. Each batch is hand dyed in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK using ethically-sourced natural dye extracts. Almost all of the yarn for sale on this website is in the form of Skeins of Yarn.

    Indie Yarn Dyers UK. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes.

     Skeins of yarn on the left of the image with some yarn wound into Balls on the right.

     

    Skeins:

    Skein of yarn

    Definition of a Skein of Yarn

    A skein is wound into a long loop usually by hand, folded into itself, and secured with a knot.

    How Many Grams in a Skein

    Almost all of the yarn for sale on this website is available as a skein of yarn, usually of 100 grams although we also sell some 20 gram (mini skeins), 50 gram (midi skeins) and 200 gram skeins.

    After a skein of yarn is untwisted, you’ll have a loose loop of yarn that needs to be wound into a ball before it can be used for knitting. From experience, learned the hard way, it is difficult to knit directly from a skein. It can get messy and time will be saved in the end, if you start with a ball of yarn and not a skein!

    Skeins of yarn- Hand dyed yarn, 4 ply Collection Skeins of yarn. Hand dyed mini 20 gram Collection Skens of yarn. Hand dyed yarn, 50 g Midi Collection Skeins of yarn. Hand dyed yar, Welsh yarn Collection

     

    Balls of Yarn:

    Ball of yarn

     

    A ball of yarn is 'what is says on the tin' - yarn wound into a ball shape! Skeins of yarn need to be unwound and turned into a ball prior to use for knitting. We have a ball-winding service, if required for any yarn purchased on this website.

     

     

     

     

    Balls of Yarn, Hand dyed yarn

     

    FelinFach Hand Dyed Yarns

    Our hand dyed yarn is dyed in small batches by the owner of this website from Welsh and UK yarn together with some specialty fibres. Each batch is hand dyed in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK using ethically-sourced natural dye extracts.

    Skeins of Hand Dyed Yarn 

    Skeins of hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes

     

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Traditional Caernarfon poercullis patterns, contemporary colourspatterns Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Hand Poured Candles, Reed diffusers and wax melts - handmade in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email 

     

    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last updated 19th May 2024

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