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Lighting57
02-16-2010, 06:23 PM
I've seen milk listed as a % in some yarns. Is this made from milkweed or is it something else? I can't imagine how it could be from cow's milk so someone enlighten me please.

bsh8rc
02-17-2010, 01:18 PM
I just did a quick google and found this (http://www.cyarn.com/products/fiber/fiber_036.html) so I think they mean milk as in the drink. Very interesting if I do say so myself!

mullerslanefarm
02-24-2010, 01:14 AM
Yes, it is milk as in MOOOO.

Milk weed fiber is a baste fiber made from the stalks (also very nice to work with!)

fluffybunny
02-25-2010, 05:09 PM
They are based on casein - the protein in milk, as is the fiber, I suppose. They are said to be warm to the touch when knitting with them.
Donna

Lighting57
03-03-2010, 03:01 PM
I still don't see how you can turn a liquid into a solid. When I get more time. I'll research it on Google or Bing.

MMario
03-03-2010, 03:15 PM
The same way they turn it into a solid for cheese, only more so,

A LOT of yarns involve turning liquids into solids, including silk, rayon, acrylic.

Most of the new fibers not only involve turning a liquid into a solid, but they FIRST turn solids source material into liquids.

This would include your bamboo, soy, corn, etc yarns.

Jan in CA
03-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Maybe this can answer your questions...
http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Glossary/Milk-Fabric.html
http://www.teonline.com/articles/2008/11/wear-milk-if-you-cant-drink-it.html

Lighting57
03-05-2010, 07:03 PM
Maybe this can answer your questions...
http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Glossary/Milk-Fabric.html
http://www.teonline.com/articles/2008/11/wear-milk-if-you-cant-drink-it.html

Thank you Jan. The second link is very informative and answered my questions.

aarenlainey
03-29-2010, 02:14 AM
Milk yarn has a wonderful sheen and is comfortable to wear, just like silk. It contains 18 health-friendly amino-acids. It's durable and will hold up to wear.Milk yarn contains natural protein so it feels soft and smoth on your skin.The amino-acids also make milk yarn antibacterial and antifungal.Milk yarn is moisture absorbing and will keep you cool on hot days