Yarn made from bamboo is the chenille of the 21st century:) Very un-technically speaking, bamboo is chopped up and placed in a solvent. Once in a viscous state, it is extruded (like pasta). If you haven't felt bamboo yarn or fabric, you will be totally amazed. I have yet to find anyone who could guess the fiber unless of course they already had experienced bamboo. It feels like silk, fine wool, and cotton all rolled into one. It takes dye beautifully and seems to wear well. I have been road-testing a horoscope/ikat shawl which is holding up just fine. The colored yarn here is from Silk City, and the ikat-dyed stripes are from Habu. I will go into greater detail if anyone asks.
This warp is two horoscopes side by side with ikat bands placed at regular intervals. I will have more bamboo examples in my web gallery as soon as I can remember my password. I have been wracking my brain, but my brain refuses to be wracked.
I have been working with bamboo for a couple of years now, so I am building a wonderful set of samples. Too bad you can't see them yet, but stay tuned. The best is yet to come.