Cultivated Silk Cocoons, Degummed
Cultivated Silk Cocoons, Degummed
Silk cocoons come as natural (usually with a dead worm inside), which are sort of firm and egg-shaped, or degummed, which have had the seracin (i.e. silk worm spit/glue) removed. Most common are Bombyx (Cultivated, Mulberry) cocoons, but sometimes other kinds of silk are available as well, though we have yet to locate a source. Cocoons are adored by makers of Novelty/Art yarn, by felters, and sometimes by spinners. Degummed Bombyx or Mulberry/Cultivated silk cocoons. These can be used for spinning directly, as a textural component in needle or Nuno felting, in paper making or added for texture to novelty yarns. They dye up just like regular silk top or roving, using either acid or fibre reactive dyes. PRODUCT of CHINA
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Silk Noils – Hot Pink
Silk Noils – Hot Pink
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. Really great screaming hot pink. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Lilac
Silk Noils – Lilac
Silk Noils - Violet 100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. Medium purple-mauve, almost the colour of Thrills gum. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Paint Box
Silk Noils – Paint Box
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. Several of our great colours, in one pack. We will keep them as small individual "blobs" rather than mixing them into a blend. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Passion
Silk Noils – Passion
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. An excellent rich true red. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Royal
Silk Noils – Royal
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. The deeper of our two blues, Royal has a bit of purple in there for extra richness. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Rust
Silk Noils – Rust
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. The best darned rust we've ever seen. Clear and rich medium orange-brown. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Sage
Silk Noils – Sage
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. Best describred as khaki or a sort of army green tinged with gold. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Sun
Silk Noils – Sun
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. Bright yellow with just a hint of green, not quite a primary yellow. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Theatre
Silk Noils – Theatre
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. Just the best dramatic purple ever! The exact colour one imagines should be reserved for royalty. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Violet
Silk Noils – Violet
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. A gorgeous 1970s purple, very much the colour of violets... at least the sort that grow in lawns here in the village and flower first thing in the spring. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils, Cultivated
Silk Noils, Cultivated
100% silk. Bits and pieces of off-white cultivated silk, also known as Mulberry or Bombyx silk. These are waste from the textile industry, and therefore sometimes have debris (like bits of silkworm poo) and could use a good shake before spinning. Noils are easy to dye. We find it's best to take the extra few minutes to tease them open before presoaking (with hot water and soap), to allow for maximum colour penetration. Spinners love to use noils to provide bumpy texture to a spin, carding them in with the fibre of choice. Felters also make use of them for embellishment.
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