This listing is for a 25 gm pack – FREE UK POSTAGE and discounted postage rates for international orders. For International buyers, this is just a little under 1 oz.
THESE ARE approx 26 CM X 26 CM HEMMED SQUARES OF VERY THIN SILK, ODDLY CALLED HANKIES, OR MAWATA SILK HANKIES.
THEY ARE MADE BY UNWRAPPING MULBERRY SILK COCOONS, AND ARE SUITABLE TO BE INCORPORATED INTO YOUR SPINNING TO GIVE EXTRA TEXTURE,
OR USED AS BASES TO ADD OTHER FIBRES TO WHEN FELTING OR PAPER MAKING – TO MAKE STABLE SQUARES USE ONE ON TOP AND ONE AS THE BASE – FIBRES WILL ADHERE EASILY AND COLOURS CAN BE EASILY SEEN THRO THE LIGHT WHITE COLOUR.
THEY CAN ALSO BE EASILY DYED, AND PAINTED WITH MULTI COLOURS USING SILK DYES
If you’d like to see silk worms spinning silk and an explanation of exactly how silk ‘hankies’ are made, have a look at my blog – see