It's from Kyototex, metallic nylon film on rayon. Apparently I'll be able to knit this on a machine! Fabric made from this yarn should not be sewn on a sewing machine, however. I know, I know it kind of looks like a mini chain link fence in my hand, but I have ideas.... O you need some metallic fabric? I can hook you up! ;)
As many of you know, I live in NYC, where there are offices for several yarn producers, but SpinExpo offers something a little different; there are almost 100 international yarn producers and knitting mills represented under the same roof. My goals were to see a few who don't have offices in New York and to attend the trend presentations for fall 2015. Below are a few pics from the event.
Above is the centerfold from the trend area booklet produced in association with Sophie Steller Studio and a number of knitwear manufacturers, yarn producers, showrooms, and a couple of universities, too. Below are some pretty, heathered jersey strips twisted, braided, cabled.
I suppose this one's like gilding the lily -- gold-leafed merino pin tucks.
So many interesting things to see and touch! I have more pics, which I'll post at a later date.