Deyaneria on May 31st, 2011

There doesn’t seem to be as much information regarding Sea Cell fiber as there is for other materials. I have scoured the internet for how the fiber is processed. There seems to be some secrecy on the production process as companies don’t seem to want to share their trade secrets. Onto what I did find : In 1997, […]

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Deyaneria on May 27th, 2011

The weather around here has been hazy. We had some sun yesterday and I’m kicking myself for not mowing the lawn as it rained hard last night and is threatening more today. We finally have leaves and blossoms hurray! I’m gonna go on a rant about something. I’m a bit of a tight knitter. I […]

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Deyaneria on May 25th, 2011

Margaret Donnelly, a jute mill landowner in Dundee in the 1800s, set up the first jute mills in Bengal. In the 1950s and 1960s, when nylon and polythene were rarely used, one of the primary sources of foreign exchange earnings for the erstwhile United Pakistan was the export of jute products, based on jute grown […]

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Deyaneria on May 23rd, 2011

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, which has been classified in the family Tiliaceae, or more recently in Malvaceae. Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount […]

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Deyaneria on May 20th, 2011

It has been a very dark and rainy week. My daughters softball has been cancelled a few times. The grass is high but can’t be mowed until it dries out some and the rain has made it too wet to till my garden. However yesterday it let up enough to go pick some fiddleheads. For […]

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Deyaneria on May 18th, 2011

Ramie is one of the oldest fiber crops, having been used for at least six thousand years, and is principally used for fabric production. It is a bast fiber, and the part used is the bark (phloem) of the vegetative stalks. Ramie is normally harvested two to three times a year but under good growing […]

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Deyaneria on May 16th, 2011

 Ramie (Boehmeria nivea) is a flowering plant in the nettle family Urticaceae, native to eastern Asia.  The true ramie or China Grass also called Chinese plant or white ramie is the Chinese cultivated plant. A second type, is known as green ramie or rhea and is believed to have originated in the Malay Peninsula. Ramie […]

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Deyaneria on May 14th, 2011

I find myself posting on saturday again due to my children’s dental appointments and softball. I reviewed 2 books this week. Parisian Fashion Knits from Laines du Pingouin(originally published 1936 republished 2011) and Picturesque Hats in Hand Crochet by Bramcost Publications(originally published 1939 republished 2011). Both books sent you back in time showing what fashion […]

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Deyaneria on May 11th, 2011

I found out some interesting things after I dyed my soy silk fiber. Soy fiber is suppose to be dyed with acid dyes like wool. However, I dyed mine, before I got the memo, with direct dyes and they took really well with very little washing out of the dye. In fact it almost exhausted the […]

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Deyaneria on May 9th, 2011

One of the first things I learned about this fiber commonly called Soysilk is that Soysilk is a name brand of soy fiber. However Soy Silk can be used(i think). Anyway onto the good stuff. Henry Ford had a great interest in the soybean as the next great crop that would bring industry and farmers […]

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