The miracle fiber! Nylon is renowned for it's durability, which is a direct result of it's flexibility and elastic recovery properties. Where would we be without nylon? Brought to the consumer world after its invention in 1938 as the first synthetic fiber. Most...More Details
The miracle fiber!
Nylon is renowned for it's durability, which is a direct result of it's flexibility and elastic recovery properties. Where would we be without nylon? Brought to the consumer world after its invention in 1938 as the first synthetic fiber. Most popularly used in stockings and socks and military wear. Now, many people blend this miracle fiber with endless variations including wool and alpaca to create garments that last. Nylon comes in all kinds of denier and is used in a multitude of ways. After 65 years of intense and continuous use throughout the world, nylon remains the most ever produced fiber and by far the most popular. This Nylon roving is of a fine denier and is ideal for use as a blending fiber or spun as is. With a staple length of 3-4 inches and a micron count of 21.5 this fiber is the softest nylon in the land! Dye it up and create your own color ways!
Within 48 hours, the site had a 20% off sale. Which left me wondering, why I paid full.price. I do like the mix of nylons. They're great to blend for socks, etc!
Spinning with this fiber is a dream
Service was wonderful as always. I found this product difficult to use, it felt very much like plastic. When I added it to other fibers it made them very clumpy, and again the feeling was there. I am not a novice spinner, but I am not an expert, so pehaps the fault is with me and not the fiber. I' m sure if I was able to blend it better it would have a softer feel. I will continue to expeiment!
I bought the nylon roving to because I was spinning for socks and wanted them to last. Since I was using a hand dyed wool and didn't want to disrupt the colors, I didn't want to blend the nylon in. Instead, I dyed some of the nylon (dyed beautifully) and spun a thin ply. It drafted and spun very smoothly, and my sock yarn is wonderful. I will definitely keep this in stock. I'm thinking about using it in other projects to blend with fibers that tend to pill.