Introducing: Reeled Silk

Silk. It’s magical. The spit of a little worm, it is a continuous filament miles long with a sheen and lustre that are loved throughout the world. The Bombyx mori species of silkworms a diet of leaves of the white mulberry tree, then spin a cocoon of the most...

Royal Alpaca

One of the yarns in the Saltwater Rose Studio shop that we love the most is a quieter one. It doesn’t have the mystique of Sea Island cotton, and it isn’t as futuristic as SeaCell, but it is as soft and warm as cashmere, with a luscious sheen, not to...

Introducing: Suvin Cotton

We’ve been hard at work sourcing some of the most beautiful materials and making them available to handweavers. As far as we know, this fibre has never been widely available to handweavers, so it’s with great pride that we would like to introduce Suvin...

Let’s talk about yarn count

Yarn measurement can be a bit of a grey area, with mystery numbers flying around and unidentifiable units. Let’s clear everything up here! There are many yarn count measurement systems but three common ones are: English cotton count (ne) is often used for cotton...

Sea Island Cotton

I’ve been working for a while on sourcing a small, curated selection of gorgeous yarns for the upcoming Saltwater Rose Studio Threads shop. This has led me on the most wonderful journey, into textile and fibre science, to working with mills in multiple...