Non-Wool Fibers

Due to our Cooping efforts, BlackWater Treasures is now able to offer the following Cellulose Fibers.

Feel free to e-mail us if you have questions. (treasures@mcdonaldz.net)

Bamboo Top

Bamboo Top – is a man-made rayon fiber. It is made from the cellulose of the bamboo plant. Bamboo is a renewable resource that is resistant to ultra violet rays and has anti-odor properties. It has a luster similar to silk and is a joy to spin. It is wonderful blended with other fibers.

Bambo top can be added to alpaca fiber to give it more elasticity and make it stronger. It takes color very well and is soft and silky to the touch.

Sold by the ounce.

 

Price: $2.95

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Milk Top – Natural Champagne

Milk Top – Natural Champagne color Milk top is the newest thing to play with. Also Called Latte it is made from milk proteins using much the same process as Soy Silk. It is 100% natural and fee of petrochemicals, offers superior moisture absorption and ventilation properties along with beautiful draping qualities. Latte Top is very strong like silk and MilkTop readily takes dye and retains color very well.

$3.45 per ounce

Price: $3.45

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Soy Silk Top

Soy silk is made from the residue of soybeans from tofu manufacturing. It is 100% natural and free of any petrochemicals. This fiber offers superior moisture absorption and ventilation properties along with beautiful draping, softness, and warmth. If you enjoy spinning silk or Tencel, you will also love spinning soy silk. Staple length (the soy silk itself) is between three and four inches, a fine fiber diameter and surface that allows the fibers to slide past each other, drafting this material to the thickness you want is easy. The finished skeins need to be snapped between your hands when it has dried after setting the twist to straighten out the fibers.

$2.25 per ounce

Price: $2.25

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Tussah Silk Top

"Wild silks" or tussah silks (also spelled "tasar") are produced by caterpillars other than the mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori ). They are called "wild" as the silkworms cannot be artificially cultivated. A variety of wild silks have been known and used in China, India and Europe from early times, although the scale of production has always been far smaller than that of cultivated silks. Aside from differences in colors and textures, they all differ in one major aspect from the domesticated varieties: the cocoons that are gathered in the wild have usually already been damaged by the emerging moth before the cocoons are gathered, and thus the single thread that makes up the cocoon has been torn into shorter lengths. Wild silks also tend to be more difficult to dye than silk from the cultivated silkworm.

Price: $3.95

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Hemp Top

Hemp is a vegetable fiber, like flax, and is easy to grow, although for a long time it was not allowed to be grown in North America. Our hemp top is very fine, high quality fiber.

$3.50 per ounce

Price: $3.50

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Nylon Roving

Add Nylon roving to anything that you want to add durability to. Excellent added to roving that will be used to make heels and toes in socks.

Currently Sold out.

$2.00 per ounce

Price: $2.00

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Tencel Top-TENCEL®

Tencel Top-TENCEL®, is made from wood pulp cellulose, offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man made and natural fibers: soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton. TENCEL® absorbs excess liquid and quickly releases it again into the atmosphere.

The combination of a smooth fiber surface and excellent moisture absorption creates a positive environment for healthy skin, making TENCEL® ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Also, TENCEL® is chemical free, an important factor for sensitive skin and another asset in comparison to other fibers of a natural origin.

TENCEL® does not give bacteria a chance to grow. Bacterial growth is prevented in a completely natural way. The perfect moisture management of the fiber is the key. When moisture is produced it is directly absorbed from the skin and transported to the inside of the fiber. Thus no water film is produced on the skin where bacteria could grow.

Sold out.

Price: $2.50

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