This kit is full of amazing and fun silk fibers. Most of these funky silk fibers are by–products produced when unraveling the cocoons to make reeled silk yarn. Kinky, curly, wiry, fused and bumpy describe their unique characters.
- Carded Silk Cocoon Strippings come from the loose fibers on the outside of the cocoon, first spun by the silkworm. After carding they are somewhat smooth with little bumps (natural & dyed included).
- Degummed Throwsters Silk is a by-product of the twisting of filament in the reeled silk industry. There are many different types of thrown silks that have been twisted with low, medium or high twist, depending on their intended use. When things go wrong in the throwing mill, the fibers tangle around the machine, or are otherwise unable to be used for finished yarns, they become throwsters silk.
- Natural Silk in Sericin is made up of fibers that escaped during reeling and are straight and wiry with the sericin still in it.
- Carrier Silk Rods look like hollow rods that have been slit. Some of the highest quality silk filaments escape during the reeling process and get wrapped around part of the stainless steel machinery, a carrier rod. Periodically this silk is slit and peeled off the machinery. The sericin is still in the rods giving them a great shape to play with.
- Multicolored Silk Fiber Blend is composed of short fibers and some threads all packed together to make for interesting work.
- Tussah Silk Sliver
- Dyed & Natural Silk Cocoons
Approximately 80g of total fiber. Colors will vary.