Deyaneria on March 30th, 2011

Lyocell takes direct dyes beautifully, however it does not exhaust the dye bath and about 10 percent of the color comes out in rinsing. I used Cushings direct dyes. I’ve heard that fiber reactive dyes work really well if you want darker colors and they are more wash-fast. Here is what happened when  I dyed […]

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Deyaneria on March 28th, 2011

Tencel is an interesting fiber. Actually Tencel is one brand name of the fiber which is actually called Lyocell. I couldn’t find a discovery or creation date for this fiber but I did find out that Lyocell was was first manufactured in 1987 by Courtaulds Fibres UK.   Quick Note: I realized really quickly that some […]

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Deyaneria on March 25th, 2011

I’ve come a decision about the direction I want to take this blog in.  I still want to inform people about different fibers. However I also want keep to the whole reason I started this blog which is to share my life and my rescued animals with you. To be honest I’m having trouble keeping […]

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Deyaneria on March 23rd, 2011

Corn Fiber is an interesting fiber. I thought” OK, it’s a vegetable fiber. I have direct dyes it will dye beautifully. ” Well here is what happened when I tried. As you can see the fiber took no color at all there are a few silk pieces that clung to it as it was in the […]

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Deyaneria on March 21st, 2011

Corn is a interesting plant with many uses. Corn fiber or Corn silk as it is sometimes called is actually the starch of the plant and not the silk we remove for eating. Corn fiber is produced by breaking down the starches into sugars. The carbon and other elements in these natural sugars are then used to […]

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Deyaneria on March 19th, 2011

I am joining the Intention Yarns Blog Train. I love the idea of Intentional Yarn colorways can help manifest something. I’ve always believed that there is power in intention and thought. That said I decided to go with colors I wouldn’t normally gravitate toward for an intention that I thought a loved one will need. I […]

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Deyaneria on March 18th, 2011

So what comes to mind when you think of silk? Usually it’s something luxurious, smooth, rich and self-indulgent. Silk is all of those things. It’s also crazy strong and dye-able.  Here is what I did with my samples: I dyed both types of silk , I used both acid dyes and direct dyes in the same […]

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Deyaneria on March 16th, 2011

The first thing I always tell people about silk is that it is wormspit(usually while they are petting it). I just can’t help myself.  There are more than 500 species of wild silkworms in the world although only a few are used to produce cloth. The first worm I will be talking about is the […]

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Deyaneria on March 14th, 2011

    Alpaca dyes pretty well. Here are some examples of wool, white suri and white huacaya washed and then dyed. I used the same dyepot for all 3 fibers. Top Left suffolk wool washed, top right huacaya fiber washed, left bottom suri fiber washed. Top Row:1st picture is from left to right wool, huacaya, and […]

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Deyaneria on March 11th, 2011

  Alpaca fiber comes in 2 varieties suri and huacaya. Huacaya reminds me of a lanolin-free, super-soft sheep fleece. Suri reminds me of supersoft mohair or just washed soft silky hair. Washed Suri Fiber   Alpaca is very soft and silky it has no lanolin but can be very dusty as alpacas like to take dust baths. […]

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