June Cashmere Cloud to Spin

Enjoy the rare opportunity to spin cashmere fiber straight from Kyrgyzstan! Our friends at June Cashmere held back a limited amount of fiber from the spinning mill so that we could offer you the ability to spin this exceptional cashmere.

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SKU: R7279
$69.99
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In the 20th century, under the former Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan formed part of a larger textile region that processed silk, cotton, and wool. For many years the textile region enjoyed government support for fiber processing infrastructure, collective farms, and a market for selling goods. When Kyrgyzstan achieved independence in 1991, it lost this government-supported infrastructure and with it the potential to produce high-quality cashmere.

In 2007, a group of artisans from Kyrgyzstan toured the United States and happened to visit Morning Star Fiber Mill and its owner, J.C. Christensen. The artisans believed that small-scale fiber mills could be set up in remote regions of Kyrgyzstan to revitalize the fiber industry in this once flourishing market. J.C. latched on to this idea and invited his friend Sy Belohlavek to travel to Kyrgyzstan to assess the feasibility of such mills.

Sy moved his family to Kyrgyzstan in 2010 to begin working towards laying a foundation for this vision. Along the way it became apparent that at least for the time being it would not be workable to establish the mini-mills, but the opportunity remained to work with Kyrgyz cashmere and this led Sy to start the yarn company called June Cashmere. June Cashmere makes knitting yarn sourced entirely from Kyrgyz cashmere. Once gathered, the cashmere fiber is shipped to Europe where artisans clean and spin the fiber into fine yarn. The yarn makes its final stop at Saco River Dyehouse in Maine where it is organically dyed using environmentally-friendly, sustainable methods.

Spin Off was captivated by the project and approached June Cashmere to hold back a limited amount of fiber from the spinning mill so that we could offer you the ability to spin this exceptional cashmere.

With the June Cashmere Cloud to Spin you’ll receive enough cashmere fiber right from Kyrgyzstan to sample and knit a small, lacy project.

We hope you enjoy the rare opportunity to spin this cashmere as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Included:
  • 2 oz. package of cashmere fiber from June Cashmere
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R7279
Product Type Kit
Reviews
Customer Reviews (4)
Lovely!
Rating
This cashmere comes in cloud form. I carded it with fine carders and spun from rolags. It's lovely to spin! There are no guard hairs. The fibre did have a small amount of very small bits in it, which fell out easily while spinning and did not affect the finished yarn or my ability to spin. This is lovely fibre and a pleasure to spin. June cashmere is a great resource for cashmere. I really enjoyed spinning this! Review by Lianne (Posted on 9/22/2017)
Wonderful opportunity!
Rating
i met Sy and heard the June Cashmere story almost a year ago. I love the yarn and follow the blog for updates on this fascinating undertaking. The chance to get my hands on this fiber was irresistible and the product totally lives up to my expectations! Review by Anne (Posted on 8/18/2017)
Nice
Rating
Product very clean,soft,cloud-like. Staple length 1-2 inches. Review by Sara (Posted on 7/22/2017)
Scurf
Rating
This fiber is full of scurf which makes it very nasty to spin. I purchased 4 ounces and both boxes are bad. Stay away.


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Interweave reply:

The June Cashmere Cloud to Spin is minimally processed, scoured and dehaired but not combed into top. There may be some skin flakes as well as a stray soft guard hair because of the way the fiber is collected, by combing instead of shearing. The spinners we've talked to enjoyed spinning it and had no difficulty, but we want to ensure your satisfaction. Please expect a representative from our Customer Care team to be in touch.
Review by Mary (Posted on 7/18/2017)
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