I love silk, and you might have noticed that I have got a stock of silks, either as fibres or yarns, and have just added some silk lap to the mix (trying it on ebay first – see links to my pages under the photo)
Silk lap is strange stuff, its part fabric and can be used as wadding if you are making something from silk material that will benefit from the use of something quite so expensive – I have a small roll of white silk laps that I am selling as wadding – but can also be used for felting & spinning. It will be hand cut from the roll in aprrox 12″ squares. You can use my landscape dyes to dye it too!
I also have some beautiful pieces that have been dyed in absolutely luscious colours, which I am selling as 5″ squares – no square will be exactly the same, and can be used to make pictures with, added to a felting project, or will make amazing silk yarn if you want to tease out the fibres for spinning. (apologies for the picture layout, I can’t seem to get them where I intend them to be!)
New stock includes some degummed white silk throwsters waste, which can still be used for paper making, will the addition of a glue, and will also add lovely effects to felting pieces. The silk noils have always been popular and I am running out of the tussah silk noil, so it is presently only on etsy, but I plenty of the cream mulberry silk boil.
As for silk yarns, I have some new white recycled sari silk hanks, and still have some of the yellow hanks – I sold out of the green and multicoloured hanks a while ago and am not sure whether to buy any more in – please let me know if you’d like some! I also have a few cones of various different silks – see etsy for those.
I recently restocked with the white silk “hankies”, which have been hugely popular, altho’ sometimes customers have not read the full information and think they are buying handkerchiefs – smile – these are literally hemmed squares of unrolled silk cocoons – how they hem them I don’t know – and altho’ I sell them in lots of 15, they are very difficult to count – but even more difficult to weigh – so I usually end up adding more in to make sure you have at least 15 in your bundle.
The SHOW & TELL feature – see last two postings – will run until the end of June, although I am always happy to showcase customers work, and I’d love more of you to add pictures of your work, or related projects, or even work in progress! So if you have been feeling shy, please don’t be, and if you keep meaning to take some pictures – please do and send them in – smile!
We are finally having some nice weather, as I predicted, so hope you all make the most of it – who knows how long it will last?
All the best