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Myak Tibetan Yarn

We have found another beautiful line of yarn to add to our curated collection! Myak yarns are made from the soft undercoat of baby yaks and wool of an ancient breed of Tibetan sheep grazing on the high altitude pastures of the Tibetan Plateau. 

Myak work with the nomadic herders of the Tibetan Plateau and have learned to appreciate their traditions and respect their way of life and work. This cooperative contributes towards the future of the nomadic population, which is one of the most ancient in the world.  The collection of the baby yak fibers is done through combing and not shearing, then processed with artisanal skills.

The final processing takes place in Italy, at the foot of the Alps, where the traditional culture of yarn-making meets style. There is no bleaching or decolouring prior to dying, resulting in a slight variation in colour from season to season. This is the beauty of working with natural fibers.

Our collection of Myak yarns includes a range of weights from 2 ply lace to fingering, sport and worsted weight. Truly something for any project you might have in mind. You can see these beautiful yarns in person or on our website, where we have included links to project ideas.



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