I live really near to London between term times and I've never seen anything like banana silk before! I intend to do some serious stash expansion when I get down south next (and spitalfields is on the met line, as is my home town, so I could get there really easily) so any tips on finding this in the market?
The rest of it is going to find new life as a belt, I think. I just need to find a good belt buckle - any tips from any of you gals on a good website? The LYS definitely would have nothing like that...
Jodiebarby: I would have no idea where to find the stall in Spitalfields as I bought it there last January... but it was one of the outdoor ones really close to the outer edge of the whole thing at the time and it was run by two fabulous older ladies who hand spun it all by hand. They had a lot of really unique fibers besides banana.
Crocodisle - it wasn't terribly expensive... I bought one skein that cost 12 pounds sterling. That's over double in US $ terms though. Silly exchange rate. My friend told me to pretend everything was US $ or else I'd feel too guilty to buy much. I'm quite happy with the purchase.