Banana Fibre Silk

Seaford Spinners and Weavers

banana silkBanana fibre is totally sustainable andย  environmentally friendly. Fabric made from banana fibre and banana fibre silk is gaining in popularity as we increase our awareness of how to produce sustainable clothing. Cathy had spun some banana fibre silk into her art yarn and itย gives it a sheen . It is a silk substitute and has been in other cultures for quite some time. We werenโ€™t sure about banana fibre and how it was made. Christine , our fibre expert, pointed us in the right direction by sharing the link to the fibretofashion site which is a very handy site to know if you want to know about fibre! The link explains the history of banana fibre and cultural uses because ti is both a strong , reliable fibre and one which can be decorative as well. The video gives you an insight as to how it is converted fromโ€ฆ

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

16 thoughts on “Banana Fibre Silk”

  1. Very interesting video and fibre info. Looks like a lovely fibre with a sustainable form of production. I love to see artisans working with local materials and keeping their traditions alive. It’s very inspiring and good to try different fibres. The abaca plant, which is member of the banana family without fruit, is also used to make beautiful hand made paper.

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s interesting. I have used banana paper in the past but a long time ago. Maybe that was abaca. I just realised I haven’t read your latest post about paper. I must go find it. I’m having difficulty keeping up with blog reading. I get over a hundred in the reader everyday.

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