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« on: July 23, 2009 08:47:25 PM »

I got laid off last week, so I've been using my time constructively to pay with the piles of fiber that had threatened to take over my studio. Wink  The BFL and Norwegian are new fibers for me, and I really enjoyed dyeing them.  They are similar in softness and shine to corriedale, drafts just beautifully! Smiley



top row: Luxury Fiber Sampler - dyed silk and milk fiber, undyed bamboo, carbonized bamboo
Row 2, l-r: Wedding Sari (Norwegian), Cloudy Day (Merino), and Psychedelic Dragonfly
Row 3, l-r: Napa Valley (Norwegian), Wedding Sari (milk) and Lavender Velvet (milk)
Row 4, l-r: Skittles (BFL), Sapphire City (Milk) and Twilight Imperium (Romney yarn)
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009 09:06:39 PM »

gorgeous!!  what a good use of your time!  I like R1:3 the best.  looks delish Smiley  They are all wonderful though Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 09:11:45 PM »

Hee!  Thank you - I figure I'm going to find a new job soon (thinking positive!), so I'll be glad to have all this backstock to play with. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009 05:03:33 AM »

Ah, those lovely colors! Great use of your time!
What is milk fiber?
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009 02:33:22 PM »

More milk and silk! Smiley



re: Milk Fiber - here's the little blurb:  Have you tried the new spinning sensation, MILK fiber? It's as soft as bamboo, but even STRONGER than wool - and it's ph level is the same as human skin, so it's perfect for the super-sensitive spinner! Milk fiber also has wonderful anti-bacterial properties, which makes it great for socks and undergarments.

It spins beautifully, and blends like a dream with other fibers to add a little soft shine into your hand or drum-carded batts. Ply together a single of your favorite wool and a single of milk for a super strong, soft, shiny-like-silk yarn.

And, yes, it's really made from milk! The fibers are spun from casein milk proteins, which has been used for centuries as a binder for paints. 14th and 15th century paints with casein binders are still bright and vibrant today!

The proteins are obtained from skim, evaporated, and condensed milk. The fibers are fluffy, springy, and smell fresh and clean.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009 04:33:31 PM »

so we could seriously have a cheese sweater?!  no way.  that's far out.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 11:27:28 PM »

These are so pretty! I'm intrigued by the milk fiber.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010 12:16:45 AM »

ohhhhh i am in love with the wedding sari in the Norwegian. its absolutely gorgeous!
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It's all veeeerrrrry pretty!
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