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Old 02-16-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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Milk?
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.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:14 AM   #3
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Yes, it is milk as in MOOOO.

Milk weed fiber is a baste fiber made from the stalks (also very nice to work with!)
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Maybe this can answer your questions...
http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Gloss...lk-Fabric.html
http://www.teonline.com/articles/200...-drink-it.html
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Maybe this can answer your questions...
http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Gloss...lk-Fabric.html
http://www.teonline.com/articles/200...-drink-it.html
Thank you Jan. The second link is very informative and answered my questions.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:14 AM   #9
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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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