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Soysilk

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Content: 100% soy protein

Soysilk is made from the residue of soybeans from tofu manufacturing. This process is 100% natural and free of any petrochemicals, making it an extremely environmentally friendly product. Soy is a completely renewable and biodegradable resource.

If you enjoy spinning silk or Tencel, you will find the same pleasure spinning this fibre. With a staple length between three and four inches, a fine fibre diameter and surface that allows the fibres to slide past each other, drafting this material to the thickness you want is easy.

How to spin with Soysilk:
Split the roving to a pencil thickness and spin from this. Keep your hands at least four inches apart due to the fibre length. Draft the fibres to the thickness you want before allowing any twist into the fibres which will lock them together. Ply to produce a balanced yarn.

Skein up your finished yarn. To set the twist, soak in warm water, gently squeeze out the water by hand or by rolling in a towel, snap the skein between your hands to realign the strands and hang to dry. Do not be alarmed if at this point your skein looks a little bedraggled. Just wait until it is completely dry and snap the skein between your hands. If it still seems a little stiff, wad the skein into a ball and restraighten.


Collections: Fibre

Category: Soy

Type: Spinning Fibre



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