Mint fiber is made by infusing powdered peppermint extract with a biodegradable cellulose fiber much like corn. With a feel like silk, nice drapiness and naturally cooling properties, great for textiles to be worn. Mint Fiber is a great deal like bamboo in its weight and drape and is lovely to spin. Also would be easy and beautiful to blend with wool and other fibers to add a smooth and silky texture. Mint fiber is said to be antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial in general. This is an environmentally friendly, green eco fiber and it is bio-degradable. Mint fiber has a gorgeous luster and dyes well using fiber reactive or natural dye. Great for next to skin textiles for its naturally cooling, anti-microbial properties. Fiber is created using natural pulverized mint stalks. Mint is also popular for making doll hair, all types of felting and paper making. If using in wet/nuno felting, simply layer in between light, sheer layers of wool.
Environmentally, Mint is a good choice in textile fiber, as it provides a sustainable, silk like feel at a much better price than typical silks. Last couple pictures are of an Alternative Fiber Collection. I offer these in several varieties - silks, vegan, exotics and other mixes.
Spinning Mint: Mint fiber carries a nice staple length so it is a versatile spinning fiber on its own or mixed with other fiber. Blended or plied, it will add luster and superior softness to your yarn.
Dyeing Mint: Mint fiber is a cellulose fiber its sliver and yarns can be dyed with natural plant dyes and mordants or other dyes suitable for cellulose fibers.
Priced in 1, 2 and 4 oz portions. Choose your weight from drop down box at upper right.
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