Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Corn Fiber!

Corn fiber isn't exactly new in the marketplace. Maybe you could say it's newish, but it's brand new at Wind Rose Fiber Studio!

I've decided to give this fiber a try, but I'm still kind of testing the waters. You can purchase 1oz of Corn Fiber or 2oz of Corn Fiber. If you need more, contact me and I'll do my best to help you out.

If this is your first time reading about Corn Fiber, here's a little info:

"Corn fiber is a unique fiber made from the poly lactic acid present in corn. This process is natural and free of any petrochemicals, making it an extremely environmentally friendly product. Corn is an annually renewable resource, coming from the earth and being wholly biodegradable.

Corn fiber offers superior moisture absorption and ventilation properties along with beautiful draping, softness and warmth.
Benefits of Corn Fiber:
Corn fiber isn’t hazardous to the environment
Corn fiber is extremely soft, lustrous and has excellent wearability
Corn fiber is machine washable and dryable"

I haven't seen much online about dyeing corn fiber, so I'll feel better about offering recommendations after I've had a chance to dye some myself. I should be able to do that this week and then report back. In its natural state, corn fiber is snow white, soft and has a very pretty luster.

(information provided by Louet North America)

Related Posts:
Dyeing Corn Fiber ~ Part I
Dyeing Corn Fiber ~ Part II


Julie Petty said...

I'll be interested in seeing what you do with corn fiber, how interesting!

Linda said...

Wow, it looks really silky and slippery for spinning. I'll have to look at SAFF next weekend to see if anyone has some. I'll bet it does drape beautifully!

Jenn said...

I'm still playing with the dyeing, but it feels like it will spin with ease. I like that it has that little bit of shine.