Friday, 17 February 2012

Sorazora's Knitting Spool

Coming Soon To Sorazora

Known commonly by many names, such as spool knitting, corking or french knitting, this basic form of knitting produces a narrow springy tubular cord. It can be used with an unlimited thread length and therefore suited to lengthy cords. It is also a great tool to teach the basic principles of knitting.

All that are needed to start braiding are the spool, working stick and a length of yarn. After a simple cast on, the yarn is simply looped and lifted over the prongs in turn. When the desired length of cord has been braided, carefully lift the loops and pass the remaining thread tightly through.

Sorazora's Knitting Spool is one of our latest editions to our range of craft materials and tool and comes with a clear explanation printed on hemp paper. The spool itself has been cut from a Nepalese hardwood called 'Saz', a large sub-himalayan tree found up to an alttitude of 1200m. The four pins and working stick have been carved from buffalo bone. The 55% hemp & 45% cotton pouch has been dyed using pomegranate peel and we added a soapnut seed to the hemp twine closure.

Our 2012 collection will be with us by the end of March. We'll send out a newsletter to let you know when our new range of products will be available online. For a newsletter, simply request your email address to be added to our mailing list by contacting us at

Other great craft tools to arrive will be:

Mini Rigid Heddle
Crochet Hooks

Natural fibres, Natural dyes and Original designs