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Hsi-Ling-Su Chinese Goddess of Silk

Origin of Silk
“Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom”

The emperor Huang-Ti ordered his wife Hsi-Ling-Shi to investigate what was eating the leaves on his mulberry trees. She found white worms that spin shiny cocoons. According to the story, she accidentally dropped one of these cocoons into her hot tea and a delicate filament separated itself. She drew it out, unwinding a long single strand. Hsi-Ling-Shi had discovered silk.

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CRAZY Silk Sampler Mulberry Tussah Laps Cocoons hankies sari carrier rods spin

CRAZY Silk Sampler Mulberry Tussah Laps Cocoons hankies sari carrier rods spin
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Gold Merino Wool Roving 4oz Felting Spinning Fiber Nuno Needle Felting Felt

Gold Merino Wool Roving 4oz Felting Spinning Fiber Nuno Needle Felting Felt
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IN Silk yarn from Schoppel 1 skein choice/color

IN Silk yarn from Schoppel 1 skein choice/color
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IN Silk yarn from Schoppel 1 skein choice/color
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