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« on: February 16, 2010 04:27:17 PM »

I want to spin some yarn for a project that I'm doing for a swap but my partner is allergic to all animal fiber. I am new to spinning and I use a drop spindle. Can anyone recommend a fiber that a newbie like me will have no problem spinning on my drop spindle?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010 05:05:33 PM »

Personally, I think if you've spun one or more yarns you could get started with bamboo or milk fibers. Milk fibers have positive skin nourishment elements and bamboo is antibacterial and good for people with allergies. Just go for it! There is always stuff like soda bottle fiber and silks as well.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010 05:35:54 PM »

Personally, I think if you've spun one or more yarns you could get started with bamboo or milk fibers. Milk fibers have positive skin nourishment elements and bamboo is antibacterial and good for people with allergies. Just go for it! There is always stuff like soda bottle fiber and silks as well.

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010 09:54:32 PM »

one of my friends makes the yummiest yarn out of corn fiber, It's called Ingeo.  Not sure where she gets hers, but I googled and found it here and here at somewhat reasonable prices.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010 06:21:46 AM »

There is also tencel (so shiny!), banana fiber and soysilk. Oh and don't forget the sparkle...things like angelina, firestar, fireflash, glitz, whatever name it goes by, it's usually made of nylon.
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