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Banana Sling
Oct 2nd, 2022 at 8:29am
 
This and bamboo fibers are two I would like to try. I wonder if your sling would smell vaguely of bananas?

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Reply #1 - Oct 2nd, 2022 at 10:02am
 
Hmmm.....

I wouldn't think after drying out.  But if it does, I know a seller on Etsy who makes some pretty great incense.  You could hot box the sling with a couple sticks and blast that banana smell right out.  Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Oct 2nd, 2022 at 10:18am
 
Well Ive narrowed down my misses to not enough banana smell on my slings so I might have to try it one way or the other.  Wink
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Reply #3 - Oct 2nd, 2022 at 10:26am
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 2nd, 2022 at 10:18am:
Ive narrowed down my misses to not enough banana smell on my slings

Oh, if only that was the problem for all of us.  Grin
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Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2022 at 6:29am
 
Well if you consider all the stuff they now do with coconut shell and fibres, there's definitely precedence
I'd quite like a banana sling, for novelty reasons if nothing else Smiley

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Reply #5 - Oct 5th, 2022 at 8:49pm
 
My first post on instagram was a sling that had been posted here made from coconut I think and its as beautiful as any Ive ever seen. I think to make a good banana sling would just require practice with the medium.
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Reply #6 - Oct 7th, 2022 at 6:52am
 
https://www.darngoodyarn.com/products/banana-fiber-yarn?variant=39697930715249&n...

Only $15 dollars a skein.   Grin Still, less expensive than yak wool.
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Reply #7 - Oct 7th, 2022 at 8:16am
 
Doesn't say how much you get and can't see an undyed option.

The comments are interesting, seems to be similar to silk in softness.
So should make soft flexible sling.
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Reply #8 - Oct 8th, 2022 at 6:05am
 
It would also be interesting to see how durable it is, is it still good after getting wet, all the "real world" scenarios.
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Reply #9 - Oct 27th, 2022 at 10:22am
 
Hah... I actually happen to have some Banana silk yarn myself... just haven't done anything with it yet.

I saw it and thought "You know what... This might be interesting!"

Seems to me to have an interesting feel to it, soft and a bit 'slippery' and it has a nice, lustrous shine to it. I think if you had multiple colours you could make a nice patterned braid.
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Reply #10 - Oct 28th, 2022 at 8:39am
 
The softness and the luster are what really appeals to me. I feel like those two attributes make better looking braids.
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