Glorious Tussah or Mulberry SILKS, to Spin, Blend with wool, or embellish Felting

Lovely, lustrous SILK!

You can spin your silk very thin, or spun it closer to fingering weight, and knit into a glorious scarf.

Ply your silk single together with wool for a wonderfully intriguing yarn.

Pull off  tufts of silk to layer in felting with incredibly beautiful results.

At our spinning guild, I’ve seen a woven silk wrap that was simply exquisite.

Dyed silk is so appealing because of it’s glowing sheen and deep affinity for color – soaking it up and giving back stunning results, be they bold or subtly muted tones, it all has the brilliant shine we all love!

One simply pre-drafts the silk the same as you do with wool…pulling gently to loosen the fiber before spinning it.  I’ve been told by a customer it’s a good idea to tug it wider side-to-side before feeding it into the drum carder to blend with wool.

When pulling off tufts of silk to layer in felting, I often battle static charge.  So I rub a dryer sheet over my hands,  then smooth the fluffed end of silk &  it reduces the static so I can proceed with layering.



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