Hi everyone! Today's post is the start of a new series on unique plant rovings. To start, today's cellulose fiber is banana! I will be adding this pretty roving to my collection, and will be spinning it at a later date. Likely I will be making the banana fiber into fingering or sport weight yarn, which I will then dye, though I have not decided on a color. I have not picked out a project either, so feel free to offer some suggestions in the comments.
Plant fibers are often more difficult to spin and transform into yarn, but they are quite fascinating in their textures, durability, and antibacterial properties. Banana fiber is also eco friendly, as are many of the other cellulose fibers, such as bamboo, mint, pineapple and rose (I will be post more on these at a later date). Banana fiber is one of the older cellulose fibers, compared to rose and mint, which are more recent introduction. Cellulose from banana has been used in textiles for many centuries, and is common in many parts of Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Asia.
Until next time!
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