Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tussah Silk

This is Tussah Silk dyed in two beautiful shades: Gypsy Wine and Night Blue.

I often like to take pictures of roving "born" on the same day. This is 100% Tussah Silk. Tussah silk is gathered from wild silk worms after the moth emerges and is often referred to as "Peace Silk". It's stronger than cultivated silk and has more than a 3" staple length. It's loved by both spinners and needle felters for its softness and luster.

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