Blog posts Types and Applications of Materials for Felting - part 3

Blog posts Types and Applications of Materials for Felting - part 3

Cotton is a fiber obtained from the bolls of the cotton plant, a warm-climate shrub of the Gossypium genus that grows to a height of 1-1.5m. Cotton fiber is one of the most well-known and widely used natural textile fibers since ancient times. It is grown in warm climates worldwide, and there are many varieties of cotton, including the finest and softest Egyptian, Sea Island, and Pima cotton. Cotton fibers are thin, soft, and fluffy with a matte effect. The fiber is slightly twisted around its axis.

Natural cotton color is white with a slight cream shade. All types of cotton have hypoallergenic properties. Cotton quickly absorbs moisture and dries quickly, giving products a cooling effect. Since cotton is stronger when wet than dry, it is easy to wash without resorting to special detergents, which are necessary for caring for animal fibers.

Cotton is relatively strong, chemically stable, and durable under the influence of water and light. However, cotton is not as elastic as wool and tends to stretch. Cotton's wear resistance is low, and it does not felt on its own. It is used in wet felting to create a unique texture or pattern on wool. Some cotton yarns are mixed with a small amount of synthetic fibers to increase elasticity and reduce the thickness of the thread. Cotton is also often blended with wool to produce a softer and warmer yarn.

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Tencel is a natural viscose fiber that is obtained from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees. The pulp is dissolved in a solvent and passed through small holes, forming thin but strong fibers of high quality.

Tencel is an American commercial name and was first introduced to the market in 1991. In terms of quality, Tencel is similar to silk. It has thin, soft, smooth fibers that are white with a shiny sheen. Its main properties are its naturalness and hypoallergenicity.

Tencel is warm like wool and more elastic and hygroscopic than cotton. On its own, Tencel does not felt, but it is often used in combination with different types of wool in wet felting and nuno felting techniques to decorate handmade items.

Soy fiber is created from the processing of vegetable proteins from soybeans.

In its natural state, soy fiber has a soft, creamy pastel color.

It is easily dyed in other colors and also easily bleached.

It is very soft, thin, shiny, and looks similar to silk fiber.

When felted, it creates a beautiful wavy pattern.

Fabric made from soy fiber has a soft, pleasant texture.

It is warm and comparable to cashmere and wool.

Soy fibers are capable of absorbing moisture much faster than cotton and can evaporate it just as quickly, allowing the skin to breathe.

Numerous studies have shown that the amino acids included in soy fibers have a positive effect on the skin and the human body as a whole.

Due to the presence of organic substances, this fabric prevents premature aging of the skin.

In addition, soy fiber has antibacterial properties, and its use helps to reduce inflammation on the skin.

Soy fiber does not felt by itself; it is used for decoration on felt surfaces in wet felting and nuno felting techniques.

Soy is a luxurious fiber that gives elegance to the product.

In the finished product, it looks like silk.

Seacell is a unique fiber that possesses not only beautiful visual properties but also health benefits for humans. The brown algae that make up Seacell contain a large number of beneficial microelements such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron, which have a positive effect on the skin.

Seacell fiber has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight various skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and others. Additionally, it promotes improved microcirculation of blood and accelerated regeneration of skin cells.

Seacell also has moisture-wicking properties that allow the skin to breathe and remain dry for extended periods of time. This property makes it ideal for the production of functional clothing and other textile products.

Moreover, Seacell fiber blends well with other fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton, allowing for the creation of unique textile products with different visual and functional properties.

Milk protein fiber -

This is an environmentally friendly fiber obtained from the processing of milk protein casein.

It is a very strong fiber and has a beautiful milky color. It is soft, thin to the touch, similar to viscose, and has a wool-like luster due to its chemical composition.

The pH of milk fiber is the same as human skin and it contains seventeen amino acids. It is a natural moisturizer for the skin and makes it soft and smooth with regular contact.

Milk protein fiber does not felt by itself but adheres well to wool. Therefore, it is often used in combination with other types of wool in wet felting and nuno-felting techniques for decorating products.

During the felting process, it creates beautiful curls and a silky luster.

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