De-gumming is a way of releasing the sticky substance that holds the strands of silk together to form the cocoon, so these are still roughly cocoon shaped but fluffy by comparison with their intact counterparts. This is a natural protein fiber from silk worms so you will need to extract... Read More
Excellent service and wonderful fiber.
These cocoons are wonderful and suited to all sorts of multi-media projects. The silk is beautiful and very fine. Bought as a gift for an artist friend who is using both in a project. Thank you
So far I have only stretched out 2 of the cocoons. It worked easy. Next I want to dye the cocoons, stretch them out into hankies and spin them. If all of the cocoons stretch out as nicely as the "practice" ones, then I imagine it will be fun. I am looking forward to that experiment and what the outcome is going to be.
I've used them before, only I had to de-gum hard cocoons. I thought I'd skip that step. Will be dyeing them for spinning into shiny textured singles to ply with wool