Please allow me to spin a tale for you. At this point this is only a thought experiment but an exciting one. I want to grow bio-cellulose (scoby) thread. I’m thinking of a cylinder of Kombucha with a “starter” thread hanging down into the cylinder. The other end of the thread would be attached to a slowly rotating spool. As the scoby grows the thread would entangle some of the cellulose filaments pulling them out of the cylinder. Maybe through a small whole in a cover. The scoby thread would continue after the starter is gone.
I expect that the scoby thread would have to be rinse and dried on the way to the take up spool.
To increase the strength and entanglement of the bio-cellulose filaments the cylinder could be slowly rotating. Infact with a set of three (or more) cylinders rotating in the same direction you could make a tiny rope. You could even have three rotating one way inside of five rotating the other way.
As the Kombucha is used up more could be added converting a batch process to a continuous one.
I can imagine hundreds of rotating cylinders each in sets making tiny spun threads all going to a loom where woven scopy fabric is made in a continuous process.
I want the first swatch of that fabric ever made.
I just learned how bad the environment impact of fast fashion is. It was shocking.
Thank you in advance for any thoughts you have.