Goddes of Silk: blhsilingsu

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 … Continue reading “Goddes of Silk: blhsilingsu”

Whitchurch Silk Weaving Mill

A visit to a working silk mill in Whitchurch UK

Dimity Cord Weave

Dimity Cord Silk Scarf weaving pattern

How to Dye Rainbow Silk

Simple Instructions for How To Dye Rainbow Silk

Mawata Silk

Making a Silk wallet using handspun mawata silk caps

Mawata silk: aa070297

Mawata – Silk Cap Dye project


Exotic tussah, bombyx silk yarns, spinning fibre, caps and bricks for the handspinner, knitter or weaver,

Silkworms: aa062797

Silk worms and the transformation into silk yarns