Maximum 54 points
Examiner 1 noted that this should be a natural cellulose fiber like ramie or hemp. I tried some of those and I didn't think I could do anything really interesting with them. Since the mentor said synthetic was limited to chemically synthetic (and these are not) then I thought they were fair game here. They are both of cellulose origin. I looked at ingeo but I never was quite sure if it is made from the whole corn plant or only corn oil. (There is another fiber from corn husks that is of cellulose origin.) I wanted to do a novelty yarn of cellulose, something unexpected. I also liked the idea of doing a "green" yarn of plant origin and non-polluting modern technology. The vegans complain that I'm a sheep enslaver and bug murderer.
Both noted that the description of plying technique was confusing. Well, at least it wasn't wrong, which it would have been before I sent the corrected label. It doesn't seem to have helped any, however. I don't know what else I would have written. The only place for ply information is a tiny space on one of the skein labels, hardly enough for more than a word or two. Examiner 1 noted the loops of black "cause the 3 ply to look like a 5 ply." That was exactly the idea, it was a boucle structure and the long loops were exactly to leave bits sticking out at both ends. That's why there's a binder over it. The two plies of white bamboo are not spun in the same direction.