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YARNS FROM MANUFACTURED FIBERS:
Novelty and Textured Yarns
Nowadays, only overly impressionable people will be touched by reading the yarn label: banana silk, milk protein, seaweed, dog hair (chiengora), etc. But now, we can even try a yarn made of old newspapers! It was created by Greetje van Tiem in 2007: www.dezeen.com.
Waistcoat with Crochet Flowers and Faux Fur © SUSANNA № 2, 2011.
Although our specialization is Yarns made of Natural Fbers, we support a small inventory of textured and free from petroleum by-products man-made yarns.
Other than yarns made of animal wool, plant fibers (cotton, linen (flax), rayon and viscose, etc.), bast fibers (hemp, banana fiber, soy silk) and silk itself, there is a category of man-made, synthetically manufactured fibers such as acrylic (Dralon®, Courtelle®, etc.), nylon, olefin, polyester, polyamide, acetate, anidex, aramid, azlon, elastoester, glass, lyocell, melamine, metallic, modacrylic, nytril, olefin, PBI, PEN, PLA, polypropylene, saran, spandex (lycra), chlorofiber, sulfar, triacetate, vinal, vinyon, and many, many others, inlcuding fibers produced by bacteria, high-tech fibers, super-function and super-natural fiber materials, etc. Many man-made fibers and yarns are created from petroleum by-products using so called nanotechnology.
Usually, a yarn is considered as novelty if it has an interesting texture, or other special features that distinguish it from regular plied yarns. The most commmon types of novelty yarns are bouclé, eyelash, fleece-effect, flammé, different kinds of ribbons and tapes, etc., and yarns with mixed texture, in which a few stylish, different textured strands are mixed into one yarn.
"In the 1930s, as technology advanced, humans learned how to create their own fiber. Since the 1950s, many superlatived advances in synthetic fibers have been achieved, and the availability of these man-made fibers has outstripped the natural ones." - For more information please refer to FiberSource.com
"In the past, priority was given to the efficient mass production, but now and in the future, more attention must be given to the quality of people's life." - Reference: New Fibers, Tatsuya Hongo & Glin O. Phillips
Yarn from gelatin: "Philipp Stössel, a 28-year-old PhD student in Professor Wendelin Stark's Functional Materials Laboratory (FML), presented a new method for obtaining high-quality fibres from gelatine. The method was developed in cooperation with the Advanced Fibers Laboratory at Empa St. Gallen. Stössel was able to spin fibres into a yarn from which textiles can be manufactured." Read more »
YARNS FROM RECYCLED FIBERS:
CELLULOSE » SOYBEAN » SUGARCANE »
BLENDS WITH SYNTHETIC FIBERS:
SCARF YARN »
SEQUIN, BEADED »
FAUX FUR »
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