Silk, perhaps the most mysterious of natural fibers, is a gift from a lowly, but hungry caterpillar. In the PowerPoint I document my own chaotic story of raising silkworms.
Learn about the amazingly diverse preparations that can be found in silk and the many different ways they can be spun. There are Bombyx and wild Tussah silk fibers in expanded mawata – like hankies, caps and bells, combed tops, and carded noils.
The fibers are excellent for weaving, crocheting, and challenging for knitters but well worth the effort for working with this improbable fiber.