Mulberry (Bombyx) silk is the world's finest silk, prized for its incredible luster, fineness and strength. This silk top is a top-quality white combed preparation, ready to spin! Mulberry silk can be dyed with acid dyes including food coloring and drink mix, and also with fiber reactive dyes. A slippery fiber, Mulberry silk can be tricky to spin, but yields beautiful results for all skill levels.
Mulberry silk accounts for more than 90 percent of the total silk production in the world. The worms that produce this silk are domesticated and usually raised in greenhouses, where they feed solely on mulberry leaves. One of the unique benefits of Mulberry silk is its hypoallergenic nature. Mulberry silk contains a natural protein, sericin, that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction.
- Material: 100% Grade A Mulberry Silk
- Weight: 125g (4.4 oz.)