Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Silky as silk

100% pure Tussah silk
This is how the fibers are looking right off the bag, nice and soft sliver.

This is how it looks while spinning.
It's really not looking much like silk with all that fuzz, so I was a little nervous at this point.
Then I plied it, washed it.

I got this result.
The skein is very soft with a nice shine still a little fuzzy to my taste, about 100 grams, 400 yards.

Still it is very nice, I will spin what I got but I guess I'll have to go with bombyx/mulberry to get the results I really want.  Anyways it was a fun experiment I will probably dye some later when the weather will warm up, I can't open any windows at the moment.