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» Store » Silk Fibers - Undyed » Strippings (carded cocoon strippings) » Carded Silk Cocoon Strippings - 25g

Carded Silk Cocoon Strippings - 25g

Price: $5.95

This fiber is the first silk extruded by the silkworm and looks like slightly disorganised puffs of carded fibre. It produces a fairly smooth yarn with a matte appearance.  There is some sericin in this product.

It can be spun as is with a slight teasing or carded before spinning. Use cotton cards (which are finer than wool cards) because they give better results.

The fibres will slip past each other more easily if the rolag is airy and not compacted. If you spin without carding, tease the fibres slightly between your fingers – it will help the fibres draft a little more readily while spinning.

These fibres spin nicely with both a long draw (drafting hand moves away from the orifice as the twist enters the fibres) and with a worsted method (draw forward, slide back).

100% Bombyx Silk

25 Gram (0.9oz) package

Color:  natural

To see dyed cocoon strippings, click here

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