by Cindy Weil and contributors
At some point in the 1990’s fuzzy novelty yarns came into vogue with knitters and crocheters around the country. Highly flammable, difficult to work, and itchy - they just as quickly went out of vogue, and forgotten skeins were left unused in the bottom of yarn baskets - that is, until the Immigrant Yarn Project called. It didn’t take long for makers to recycle/up-cycle their orphaned yarns and we’re thrilled they did. This totem made entirely out of novelty “eyelash” yarn is a pure joy.