This is on behalf of Sarah MacKinnon, a fantastic weaver located in Vancouver who is unfortunately letting go of her yarn and looms… read on if you are interested!
I have finally decided to sell my yarn. What’s the best way to pass the message on? Do you know anyone who might be interested? It would be great to sell it as a lot, but if I have to, I could sell it in smaller amounts. I have estimated it to be worth approx $375 new, so hope to get around $200 for the lot.
Here’s a list of what I have
Various colours – a mixture of full spools and partial spools:
- 4/8 cotton (Approx 9 lbs)
- 2/8 cotton (Approx 25 lbs)
- rayon chenille (Approx 4 lbs)
- cotton chenille (approx 2.5 lbs)
- 2/16 mercerized cotton (equivalent of about 19 spools – 5500m each)
- cotton boucle (Approx 5 lbs)
- misc other bits (incuding some hemp, silk, and other stuff)
Also rayon covering thread and Southmaid crochet cotton
Some photos are available here, but they do not include all of the colours I have:
I also plan to sell my loom, but haven’t taken any photos yet. It is a Leclerc Nilus 4-harness counterbalance. I think I should be able to get $500 for it and would include a bench. (The bench is a bit short and I always had to boost it up with bricks to get it to the right height. That’s why I would throw it in for free – bricks also included!) I’d also throw in a few other bits and pieces like a homemade raddle, and 2 lease sticks. I also have manual and electric bobbin winders, a warping mill, and a couple of shuttles. I haven’t come up with prices for those yet. Do you have anyone looking for equipment?
Any feedback or leads you might have for me would be much appreciated.