What’s special about this fiber?
Creating the perfect black dye can be very difficult, especially since some black dyes have a reputation for running. Black diamond bamboo is created through an innovative process. Instead of dyeing, the bamboo is made into a lovely black by carbonizing, or just applying heat. Not only is this an environmentally friendly process it also helps transform the bamboo so its easier to spin! Black diamond bamboo has a slight wave to it and more cohesion than its white progenitor and is a good introduction to spinning cellulose fibers.
What can it do?
Perfect for spinning, needle felting, or dyeing.
Ideal for next to skin garments.
How does it feel?
Its slightly textured softness is unmistakable. Has some of the texture and a tiny bit of bounce like wool with bamboo’s cool softness.
Suggested spinning level
Carbonised bamboo from China
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