Inspired by flowers, Stem was featured in our May 2018 Fiber Club Box with Petals. Designed to highlight the subtle beauty found in nature. This is a 50/50 ultra luxurious blend of Rose Cellulose Fiber and Dyed Mulberry Silk Top! Approx 18 microns with a...More Details
Inspired by flowers, Stem was featured in our May 2018 Fiber Club Box with Petals. Designed to highlight the subtle beauty found in nature. This is a 50/50 ultra luxurious blend of Rose Cellulose Fiber and Dyed Mulberry Silk Top!
Approx 18 microns with a staple length of 4-6 inches.
Ideal for intermediate to advanced spinners.
Does not wet/dry felt unless blended with wool.
Rose Fiber is a relatively new vegan fiber made from rose bushes. The rose fiber has been extracted from the natural waste of rose bushes and stems. The fiber has been stripped and processed to create a luxurious and soft spinning fiber, similar to silk in texture and appearance, with a shorter staple length. Rose fiber has natural cooling properties and is antibacterial. The white you see in this blend is the rose fiber.
Mulberry silk, also known as cultivated silk, is a brilliant white fiber produced by the Bombyx Mori silkworm, the fibers are triangular in shape and reflect light at all angles, making the fiber appear luminous. Silk has a high tencel strength and natural cooling properties. The colors featured in this blend are from our line of Solid Colored Mulberry Silk. Mallard, Mint, and Citrus.
Work Stem into other projects to add drape, cooling properties, and silky soft texture. This fiber is lovely when spun as is and plied onto itself or a contrasting color. It is also magical when blended with other fibers such as wool, alpaca, or even other plan fibers. We Plied this fiber with the petals on our blog for our May 2018 Fiber Club Spinning Tutorial. Click here to read.
We also blended Stem on a blending board with the Petals blend to create a truly unique skein of yarn. You can view this in the link above.
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This fiber blend is so silky and soft it practically spun itself. Such a delight to work with! The surprising part is the coloration of the yarn after spun. The greens in the fibers weren't my first choice of color, but after it was spun the blend of greens is really gorgeous!
This fiber is gorgeous. I blended it with a bit of light blue merino since I am a beginner and am using a drop spindle. Would order again.
Lovely sheen and wonderful subtle color variations when spun. Somewhat slippery to spin so I had to take my time (which is not a bad thing...). I was worried that the spun yarn would be heavy and ropey, but at fingering weight it feels lighter than expected with wonderful drape. Just bought more so that I can spin enough for a shawl.
Very slippery and a challenge for a beginning spinner, but I learned a lot about control and subtle muscle movements to hold the fiber. And so pretty! I'm wondering if I can spin enough to knit a fine-gauge lace shawl.