Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eco Yarns' Samples

Hello all,

Here are the last samples for our Christmas box and we are finishing it off with a bang! :)
These are from Eco Yarns and are incredible! These are gorgeous little samples of a merino and carbon blend, sounds strange but the result is wonderfully soft 19.5 micron fibre that even non-spinners will be tempted by.

To explain what carbon is a bit better, this is what I have found on their website-

"According to the American Chemical Society, in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb. It used electricity to heat a thin strip of material, called a filament, until it glowed. Edison may also have created the first commercial carbon fiber. Early filaments, were made from bamboo slivers which were formed into the proper size and shape then baked them at high temperatures. Since bamboo consists mostly of cellulose, a natural linear polymer made of repeating units of glucose, the filament was “carbonized,” when heated. It became a true carbon copy of the starting material — an all-carbon fiber with the same exact shape. Tungsten wire soon displaced these carbon filaments, but they were still used on U.S. Navy ships as late as 1960 because they withstood ship vibrations better than tungsten. "

These are really amazing samples of fibre that I am sure you will all be very impressed with.

Make sure you check out their other eco friendly products at
Thanks Ecoyarns for introducing us to an unusual and luscious fibre!!

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