Cut Yarn

The Magic Yarn Project uses more than a thousand skeins of yarn every month! We always need donations of cut and bundled yarn for our most popular wigs.

Sticking with only certain brands and colors of yarn allows us to match up the work of volunteers from all over the country cohesively. We also find certain yarns to be more durable and comfortable for children with hair loss. Please choose from the following approved brands and colors when donating cut yarn:

 

  • Caron Simply Soft in “Sunshine,” cut to 100 inches in length (Rapunzel)
  • Caron Simply Soft in “White” and Caron Party Sparkle in “Snow White,” cut to 80 inches in length (Elsa)
  • Caron Simply Soft in “Harvest Red” and Caron Party Sparkle in “Red,” cut to 60 inches in length (Ariel)
  • Caron Simply Soft in “Chocolate,” cut to 40 inches in length (Belle)
  • Caron Simply Soft in “Baby Sunshine,” cut to 40 inches in length (Aurora)
  • Caron Simply Soft in “Black” and Caron Party Sparkle in “Black,” cut to 80 inches in length (Jasmine)
  • Lion Brand Heartland in “Yosemite,” cut to 60 inches in length (Anna)
  • Lion Brand Homespun in “Black” and “Desert Mountain” or “Barley,” cut to 40 inches in length (Moana)
  • Any of the following brands & colors (mostly black), cut to 30 inches in length (Jack Sparrow):
    • Lion Brand Hometown: Oakland Black, Chicago Charcoal, Little Rock Granite, or Billings Chocolate
    • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick: Black, Barley, Charcoal, Obsidian, Granite, or Wood
Please package each of your cut and tied bundles in a clear zip-top bag with the yarn skein label inside.
Mail your bundles to either one of our Donation Locations, which you can find here: Donation Locations

Cutting Board

Building your own yarn-cutting board is an inexpensive way to make cutting and bundling yarn to the correct lengths much easier! Here is our favorite pattern for building a board:  

  • You will need one 7/8″-wide dowel cut into to four 6″ pegs, one 1″x6″ board approximately 60″ long, and four wood screws. A 7/8″ drill bit is strongly recommended.
  • Mark the spot for your first peg about 4″ from the end of the board. Then mark the next three pegs spaced 30″, 40″, and 50″ from the first.
  • Drill a shallow notch for each peg using the 7/8″ bit. Place one peg in each notch and screw into place from below. Wood glue is optional.
  • Zoom in to see the peg distances for each wig style.

Click here for printable .pdf file.

 

Tie yarn to peg #1
Wind and tie off yarn
Cut yarn between 2 ties
Finished bundle of yarn