'Shreya' meaning beautiful and auspicious in Sanskrit, and these silks are both. They are
- traditionally made
- exclusive and original
- 2 distinct yarns in 3 yarn weights
Shreya silks are made in India by pioneers and manufacturers of silk with more than 50 years experience in the silk industry. They are made from the finest quality mulberry silk and each yarn has been carefully designed and monitored to enhance the silk fibres and ensure that the finished product is of the highest quality - perfect for knitting, crochet and other crafts.
Once woven, the yarns are then hand-dyed with the same level of care and attention. All the colours and colour mixes have been chosen by Luxury Yarns to reflect a fashionable yet timeless colour palette. Any of the yarns can be dyed in any of the colours or variations you see, and we can even create colours specifically for you if you provide samples, or better still pantone or other colour references.
The Shreya collection has two distinct yarns, both of which come in 3 different yarn weights - aran, dk and 2ply (lace). The first is 100% pure silk, and these yarns stand out because of their unique qualities. They are woven yarns and as such slightly denser than their wool equivalents (resulting in a slightly shorter yardage per 100g), but this means that they are a) a dream to work with as they do not catch or contain slubs like other silk yarns, and b) can be used to create a huge variety of garments with either tight-knits for warmth in the winter and looser summer garments. Silk has long been valued for it's versatility, strength and softness - and these yarns are no exception.
The second half of the collection is the Mulberino - a 52% merino 48% silk blend, and as such has slightly less sheen than it's silk equivalent. These yarns were created because of the ever growing popularity of merino wool in high-end clothing. It is not only excellent for regulating body temperature, being warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but it actually draws moisture away from the skin, whilst naturally being slightly moisture repellent. It is also naturally antibacterial, and retains warmth when wet, and lastly it is one of the softest wools available. This means that when blended with silk, it creates literally the perfect textile.
All of our yarns are hand-dyed, and as such do not contain lot numbers. We therefore recommend purchasing slightly more than you think you might need to complete your project and ensure continuity. Remember too that most of these yarns are covered by our unique 365 day return policy so any wholly unused skeins can be returned for a full refund (see customer service for details)
All yarns are finished by hand, with silk sari ribbon and hand printed labels. They are wrapped with personal care and attention as I believe the service needs to be worthy of the product. I hope that you will agree that these really are 'Luxury Yarns' and are the raison d'être behind the business. Your wish is our passion and we are dedicated to giving you what you want.