Friday, November 6, 2009

Tussah Silk

This post may look similar to the one before it, but the fibers are very different. This is Tussah Silk also known as Peace Silk. It has been given the name Peace Silk and sometimes Vegetarian Silk because the silkworm is allowed to live out its natural life cycle. The silk is only harvested after the moth emerges from the cocoon. The silk is then degummed and processed into a light and fluffy roving with approximately a 3" staple length. It is extremely soft and full of that particular luster only to be found in silk.

You can now buy Tussah Silk at Wind Rose Fiber Studio in:

1oz, 2oz and 4oz amounts at Etsy
1oz, 2oz and 4oz amounts on ArtFire

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