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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 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

have you seen the milk knitting needles?
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.

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...

Lighting57 03-05-2010 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1280004)

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

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