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2. September 2009 07:30
by Jobo

Fiber Candy! Silk and Shine Tussah Silk Roving

2. September 2009 07:30 by Jobo | 3 Comments

I figured it's about time for another gratuitous PRETTY Fiber post!

This is a litle something I found on Etsy and couldn't say no... 100% Tussah Silk in the colours of Delphiniums (I think the Seller called it "Sky, but in person it is more deeper blues and purples, and less sky blue, though it is in there!)

Of course, I tend to have problems with new fibers in deciding what quantity of product would be appropriate to make a project.  The listing was for 1 ounce... which sounds too small to do anything with?  I haven't really worked with any "commercial" silk yarns (they don't sell those at Wallymart or Zellers I'm afraid...)  When questionned the kind lady (enabler) at Silk and Shine volunteered that she had only listed one lot, but had a whole bunch of this for sale, sigh.  So I ordered 4 hanks like a good little fiber junkie - which now looks like a ton.  Maybe I have enough to do 2 projects with?  who knows?  :)

I plan on making something really light and flowy out of this blue and purple yumminess.  I really enjoy that Silk fibers are so long and strong and make such beautiful thin smooth shiny threads... I might even do this one on my spindle.  We have some travelling coming up, and I think this might make the perfect travel companion.   (And of course socks for the plane.  Always socks for the plane)

So there you have it... yarnspiration for all :)  Now where'd I put that spindle... ....

Comments (3) -

That blue is stunning, looks like you'll be busy for awhile.

That silk looks scrumptious! I can't wait to see how it turns out. I haven't used silk or a spindle yet. I will have to get good at the wheel and just plain wool and then I will explore more!

Like your writing! Still you can do some things to improve it.

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