Well now that we know how milk fiber is process and what it is made up of, I was extremely curious on how it dyes and spins. I used Cushings direct dye in plum and it turned out awesome. Did not run or exhaust the dye bath.
I also tried Cushings acid dye in peacock. Also turned out great. Exhausted the dye bath did not run. I notice colors are more matt with this fiber as opposed being shiny like corn or nylon.
Spinning was interesting. The fiber feels fine and dense like angora but isn’t slippery it has alot of grab(sometimes a little too much grab for my liking). It’s definitely next to skin soft but the grabbiness (is that even a word) made it seem a little less soft than angora. It definiteley reminded me of a very, very fine merino.
Oh and here is some lovely Cashmere from the goats…..Loooove me some cashmere. I still have one goat to comb out for the year and I’ll decide if I send it out to be processed or process it myself. The amount of guardhair looks minimal so I may just process it at home(maybe). I need to go pet some now.
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