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.