This special 100% cashmere yarn has a story that will warm you while you create a lovely garment and while you or someone special wears it. It is the result of the labors of women in the high mountains of northern India, a special woman with a loving vision in Maine (Linda Cortright), and this fiber artist/goat farmer in the NW. Please read on about the Pangong Craft Center in the Himalayas. The excerpt is taken from the Wild Fibers Magazine website.
The Pangong Craft Center is the only cashmere craft center in the High Himalayas dedicated to supporting a semi-nomadic community of 120 families, living at 14,500'. Beginning with just five spinners a few years back, the center now employs nearly eighty women in the art of spinning and weaving cashmere as an alternative to working on a road crew.
To learn more about this wonderful story go to https://www.pangongcraftcenter.com/.
The colorway was my choice of PINKS, gray and taupes to represent the high desert where this magic happens.
There are 5 skeins in this hank measuring ~500 yards and 9.9 oz.
|Fiber Choices||Goat: Cashmere|
|Color Family||Gray, Pink|