50 gm White Gummed Silk Fibres – Silk Cocoon Strippings

£5.99

used to make silk paper – great for felting

Description

SILK COCOON STRIPPINGS ARE THE ‘WASTE’ FROM SILK PRODUCTION

These are pure mulberry silk fibres containing 25% natural silk gum (sericin) making them perfect for silk papermaking. Spray the fibres with water, lay them between two sheets of greaseproof paper and iron with a hot iron and the fibres will bond together.

This “paper” can then be dyed, embroidered into and is a very versatile product for making into book-covers, bags, sketchbook pages as it has a lovely lustre and texture.

The soft, open fibres are a light, golden shade which can be dyed with hot or cold water dyes or painted with silk paints. The gum can be washed out of the fibre (de-gummed) which can then be spun either on its own or when carded with another fibre, such as wool.

can be used with matawa silk hankies

FOR INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE SEE MY BLOG

Make your own Silk Paper – the Ironing Method

see also the listing for the pack I put together for the full selections of materials

 

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