Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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)
Dyeing Corn Fiber ~ Part I
Dyeing Corn Fiber ~ Part II