I love Tarn. It is bright and soft and so chunky really big projects can be finished in such a short time.
I'm going to try to clear up the most common queries all in one go:
- I do make my own yarn but only if I have to. All of the finished objects you will see on-line are made in Hoopla Tarn. Using tarn upcycled on an industrial scale by someone else is more expensive but it means that I can easily get hold of a lot of a single colour. This is much more difficult when making your own from old shirts and I like to think I'm encouraging big business to use something that would otherwise be thrown away.
- I do take commissions - gladly. If you'd like something made - small and handy or on a grand scale - just use the contact email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know what you'd like and I'll get back to you to.
- I do sell finished objects. Check out my shop (link on the right ->) to see what is currently available.
- I am happy to give lessons online - yes! Again, email me to discuss details.
- YES! OH, YES! It can make your hand or even your whole arm ache. I find this only happens if I am crocheting a tight fabric. To loosen the fabric shift up a hook size or two. I haven't found a way to avoid arm ache when using multiple strands and giant hooks but it is a good workout :-)
- The size of the hook I use varies. Everything from a 7mm or 8mm to make tight/solid fabric - perfect for bowls and baskets - to giant hooks for multiple strands. Most people find a 12mm the most comfortable.
- It is lovely for knitting too. I don't knit as often as I crochet so I am a little biased but I have used it with needles and it works brilliantly.
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