Soya Silk Roving
Weight: 25 grams
Soya fibre production dates back to the 1930’s and 40’s and soy fabrics were introduced to the market by Henry Ford where a wool soya blend fabric was used in the upholstery of Ford cars.
Soyabean fibre is a protein fibre made from the by-product leftovers of soya milk. In a wet spinning process, the soya protein liquid is forced through a spinneret and cooled to produce yarn filaments.
Soya fibre is quite slippery to spin, so is best spun with a tight twist. Soya singles can be plied with itself or with another yarn. Soya fibre can be carded and blended with other fibres, such as wool.
Soyabean is a protein fibre so can be dyed using acid based dyes. Soya can also be dyed using plant dyes and mordants.