A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: Craftster Best of 2014 have been announced!  Check out the winning projects here!
Total Members: 301,181
Currently Running With Scissors:
506 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: How to spin silk cocoons?  (Read 665 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
ArianesThread
« on: February 23, 2008 11:23:47 AM »

Hi all,

I received 10 dyed silk cocoons as a gift. I have no idea how to process them to make yarn! I googled it but I'm confused... There seem to be several steps, and I'm not sure what is optional, what is mandatory, in what order to do the steps... In one word... HELP!!!!!!

TIA!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ariane
Kayla_Wte
Offline Offline

Posts: 154
Joined: 23-Oct-2006

Time to put yer big-girl panties on!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008 05:43:15 PM »

It's my understanding that you have to degum them and then comb them.  However, if it's already degummed and then dyed, which I'm assuming, couldn't one just start spinning from the cocoons, as one would a silk hankie?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog - Plied:
http://kaylaunicorn.blogspot.com

My Etsy:
http://plied.etsy.com

I sell and trade my handspun on Ravelry.  Username KaylaWte.  Add me!!!
ArianesThread
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 10:07:56 AM »

How do you know if they're degummed or not? They feel like paper, not sticky at all. See this page: http://www.treenwaysilks.com/dyed_fibres.html (scroll down a little bit).

So if they are degummed, I would just need to boil them to soften them, find the end and spin from that end?

Thanks!  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ariane
Kayla_Wte
Offline Offline

Posts: 154
Joined: 23-Oct-2006

Time to put yer big-girl panties on!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008 02:40:48 PM »

Hm, I have no idea.  Here's an ebay guide that I found about it. 

http://reviews.ebay.com/HOW-TO-DYE-SILK-COCOONS-IN-THE-MICROWAVE-OVEN_W0QQugidZ10000000004255057
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog - Plied:
http://kaylaunicorn.blogspot.com

My Etsy:
http://plied.etsy.com

I sell and trade my handspun on Ravelry.  Username KaylaWte.  Add me!!!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Buy a Grill and Grilled Branzino Recipe
How to Make a Savory Bread Pudding
How to Boil Macaroni and Make Roux
Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Holiday Party Appetizers - Boursin Bruschetta
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Ticket Stub Shadowbox
Fishy fishy fishy...
Tute Tuesday: Fascinators

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.