Jan 25, 2009
Slick and shiny top, or interesting and challenging hankies, whatever form of silk fiber you have can be spun and dyed into wonderful yarn. Today's podcast talk's all about my experiences with spinning and dyeing silk.
I refer to a number of links online during the podcast, so here they are, all conveniently gathered for you in one post.
Sources of fiber and dyes:
Cheryl Kolander with peace silks (Aurora silk)
Silk Things for the instant silk 'teacup' dyes
Paradise Fibers for country classic dyes (or google country classic dyes)
Preparing a silk hanky to spin demonstrated by me
An interesting video of cocoons being reeled
A page of the well known WormSpit silk blog, showing how silk hankies are made
Last but not at all the least, the music in today's podcast. All music is from the Podsafe music network. Songs in order of appearance are:
Silk Route by Satya
Coffee by Liveloop
Changka by Don't be a Stranger