Mawatas/Silk Hankies

100% Bombyx Silk

Silk hankies are made from degummed cocoons which are stretched over a frame.  Each hankie consists of several fine layers (cocoons),  that when pulled and separated and then drafted in just the right way, gives you a fine strong roving that you can spin or even knit without spinning. These hankies have a smaller painting surface then any of our other yarns or fibers, so the colorways chosen reflect this. There is a great tutorial on prepping these for spinning and knitting here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAHeRIR_T8Q and here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/FEATsilkhankies.html

 
 

 
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