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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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Hsi-Ling-Su

Silk Roving

 

Hand Dyed Tussah Silk roving for spinning / 2.1 ozs. / Seaweed

Hand Dyed Tussah Silk roving for spinning / 2.1 ozs. / Seaweed
Current price:
$14.70
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Auction
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Hand Dyed Tussah Silk roving for spinning / 2.1 ozs. / Seaweed
Seller: eBay

Hand Dyed Bamboo roving for spinning / 5.6 ozs. / Merlin's Forest

<div>Hand Dyed Bamboo roving for spinning / 5.6 ozs. / Merlin's Forest</div>
Current price:
$22.40
Type:
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0d 7h 41m
<div>Hand Dyed Bamboo roving for spinning / 5.6 ozs. / Merlin's Forest</div>
Seller: eBay

Hand Dyed Tussah Silk Roving for Spinning / Sea Shells / 4 ozs / back in stock

Hand Dyed Tussah Silk Roving for Spinning / Sea Shells / 4 ozs / back in stock
Current price:
$29.00
Type:
Auction
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0
Ends in:
0d 8h 38m
Hand Dyed Tussah Silk Roving for Spinning / Sea Shells / 4 ozs / back in stock
Seller: eBay

CRAZY SilK & ANgOrA batt Mulberry Rabbit 50/50 make roving felt 1.7 oz spin dye

<div>CRAZY SilK & ANgOrA batt Mulberry Rabbit 50/50 make roving felt 1.7 oz spin dye</div>
Current price:
$14.45
Ends in:
0d 13h 18m
<div>CRAZY SilK & ANgOrA batt Mulberry Rabbit 50/50 make roving felt 1.7 oz spin dye</div>
Seller: eBay
 

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