hollow cellulosic fibers from the milkweed plant, referred to as the coma, are the main component of our textile. naturally hydrophobic and insulative, milkweed coma can be used to create warm and water-resistant garments. not to mention, these fur-like fibers are incredibly soft!
milkweed coma is then used with flax-derived linen to create a complex boucle yarn. the linen serves as a core yarn, with which the milkweed is plied as an effect. our yarns were hand spun by lisa bertoldi and anna upston.
this yarn is then used in rya knots upon our weave. linen makes up the weft and warp, which simply serves as a backing. the rya knots compose the majority of the textile and give the appearance of fur.