Why blend these fibers?
Balance is so important in creating the perfect blend, and each hard fiber has its own unique properties. Silk is the gold standard for softness and luxury, and all cellulose fibers are designed to emulate silk. Silk’s unique handle and sheen are the star of this luxurious, gossamer soft blend. Its perfect for where you’d like to have the ultimate in softness with natural silky shine.
Silk is unique in that it is both slick and likes to hold onto itself. One unique characteristic of most cellulose fibers is that they lack cohesion.
Silk is unique among hard fibers since it has both slickness and natural cohesion. This both helps minimize some slipperiness while also helping it hold together with both itself and the fibers its blended with. Normally this would help make a fiber easier to spin. Combining silk’s natural cohesion with its long staple length can make it a bit of a challenge to spin and is best once you’ve mastered the draft zone.
What can it do?
Perfect for spinning, needle felting, or dyeing.
Ideal for next to skin garments.
How does it feel?
In many ways its similar to 14.5um merino. So soft and silky it just begs for you to bury your hands in it. You just want to spin it slowly, so you get to hold it longer.
Suggested spinning level
Shorn from camels in Mongolia
18.5um merino from South Africa
18.2um Rambouillet from America
Silk from China
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