A friend of mine is a weaver and gave me some fibers she wasn't using;
hemp, flax, silk and Ingeo.
Natureworks LLC created Ingeo which is a trademarked brand name and literally means "ingredients from the earth".
This ecofriendly fiber is derived from renewable sources and a shortened explanation is that it is made from plant starches (such as field corn) into a polymer resin and then converted into a fiber.
It can be ordered from this source in Wisconsin or this source in California by the ounce(s).
A little goes a long way when used as an embellishment and it is also used for weaving. The one thing it won't do is felt! I add wisps of wool over it to tack it down and then felt it.
I made some vessels and bowls and used Ingeo as an embellishment fiber. As I cut out the circle for the opening and open it up even more, the Ingeo fibers changed direction from a straight line to a wavy line.
This bowl has nebbs of ecru wool and gray wool roving and Ingeo fiber underneath. The fiber didn't move around as much because it's in the middle of the bowl.
Here's a layout of fibers.
The more wool tacked on top
of the Ingeo fiber will
change the way it turns out.....
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