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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  11:34:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit stweinerdog's Homepage Send stweinerdog a Private Message
Does anyone have experience with spinning bamboo fiber. I have approximately one pound of bamboo fiber. I was thinking of blending it with some corriedale wool I have (approx. 3 lbs). What ratio should I blend. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  1:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Manasi's Homepage Send Manasi a Private Message
Bamboo looks a little better than it feels to me. But blended with corriedale in about 20% proportion, it should give the blend a subtle shine without altering the 'feel' too much. I dont mind bamboo, but it doesn't have much loft. I guess it's unfair to compare something that looks like silk to silk!
Happy spinning.

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