Monday, 9 September 2013

Tuesday Top

I have been spinning an Optim/Silk blend from Mosely Park over the last couple of days.  It's nice - very shiny and soft.
If you haven't heard of Optim fibre before it is made from a process deveoped by the CSIRO.  Fine Merino is stretched and then chemically set to make extra fine fibre, with a similarity to Cashmere softness.

From the CSIRO:
    OPTIM™ Fine has increased length and strength, as well as a silk-like lustre, but retains many of the desirable properties of fine wools, such as drape, handle, moisture absorbency and comfort.

Here is a sample from VioletLinx:

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