Milk fiber? What's milk fiber?, you might be asking yourself. It's one of the hot new spinning fibers on the market today. Lemme tell you a bit about what you can expect when spinning COLORBOMB milk top.
First, I handpaint 100% milk protein (also known as 'casein') combed top using professional dyes in the most spectacular colorways I can think of. After carefully setting the dyes so you won't experience any of those pesky bleeding problems sometimes the hallmark of hand-dyed fibers, I put the top up in daisy-chain braids that I call Pigtails™, which are easy to undo & spin directly from on either a wheel or spindle. For milk Pigtails™, the put-up are in 2oz. (60g.) increments to give you an opportunity to try a bit before committing to a larger quantity, & to keep the price affordable for all.
Now, a bit about the characteristics of milk fiber. Exceptionally soft & stronger than wool, milk fiber exhibits anti-microbial/anti-bacterial properties & wicks moisture, making it a great choice for socks & underwear, & because it has the same pH as human skin, it is great for sensitive skin - like babies! It is an absolute dream to spin, very easy even for beginners, with a long (~5"/13cm) staple with a gentle wave to it. Give it a try, I'm sure you'll love it!
Want more info? Here are direct links to each listing on Etsy:
1. COLORBOMB 'Bleen' Milk Pigtails™, 2. COLORBOMB 'Acid' Milk Pigtails™, 3. COLORBOMB 'Steampunk' Milk Pigtails™, 4. COLORBOMB 'Surfrider' Milk Pigtails™, 5. COLORBOMB 'Chili Peppers' Milk Pigtails™, 6. COLORBOMB 'Mango Tango' Milk Pigtails™, 7. COLORBOMB 'Lava Lamp' Milk Pigtails™, 8. COLORBOMB 'Daisy May' Milk Pigtails™ Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Coming soon to COLORBOMB Creations: hand-painted 100% bamboo top!!