Fabulous Fibers & Such...

Creating Silk Thread...

Creating silk thread is an involved process that takes a bit of time and skill, but is rewarding. 

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Banana Fiber

Banana makes a wonderful luxury fiber that's produced from the stalks of the banana plant.

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Coming Soon - Exciting Changes to the Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom!

Ashford has made some innovative upgrades to one of our favorite looms. The second heddle side post is now included standard in the 16", 24", 32", and 48" rigid heddle looms. This means you no longer have to purchase the second heddle adapter separately. However, you would still need to purchase a second matching dpi reed. In addition, all standard rigid heddle looms now have holes drilled in the bottom of the rails to enable you to use your loom as a warping frame for the indirect warping method. This will be a great space saver as it can eliminate the need...

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Say Hello to Tencel...

  TENCEL® is a brand name for lyocell and is a wood based cellulose fiber made from South African Eucalyptus trees and manufactured by the Lenzing AG company. The production process is extremly eco-friendly and referred to as a closed loop process which uses non-toxic chemical and recycles nearly 100% of these chemicals. The only products that come in to the plant are wood pulp and water and the only output at the end of the process is water and fiber. Because of the nature of the material, the processing never requires bleach. This process of manufacturing received the “European...

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What is Seacell?

Did you know...SeaCell is a luxurious silky fiber made from Seaweed and Eucalyptus fiber. SeaCell is a cellulose fiber and is non-allergenic and very soft. SeaCell is produced by smartfiber AG. The seaweed for SeaCell is harvested from the sparsely populated fjords of Iceland in locations where there is no waste and no pollution from ship traffic. Watch the harvesting process... Film seaweed harvesting SeaCell EN vimeo from Smartfiber AG on Vimeo.  

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