Tag: silk

Fibre Characteristics Deep Dive: Silk

[For Paid Members] Everything you ever wanted to know about silk: how it’s cultivated and turned into yarn, its properties, and what qualities it brings to fabrics. Part of our series for which spinning expert Michelle Boyd dives deep into fibre characteristics.

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Where Does Silk Come From? Adventures of a Sericulturist

[Open Access] Each spring, when mulberry trees have leaves, Coleen Nimetz runs a herd of silk caterpillars. “I feed them three to four times a day, clean their trays, monitor their environment for temperature and humidity, and generally fuss over them. In the words of a Chinese proverb: ‘With patience a mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.’ Read about where silk comes from, and see photos of every stage.

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