Tencel (or Lyocell) is a very fine high lustre fibre derived from wood pulp which has been harvested from managed forests. It feels similar to white silk thereby needing a little more twist than wool when spinning. Tencel fibre is breathable, absorbent and biodegradable and exceeds the strength of cotton when wet.
It can be blended with other fibres to add lustre to them and needs fibre reactive dyes, or cotton mordanting for natural dyes. A blend with wool can be dyed after spinning if you want subtle variations.
Worked with a felting needle, tencel can be felted into three dimensional objects.
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