New hand-dyed silk fiber combinations available, inspired by the colors of Colorado’s natural landscapes. Create your own unique yarns from these fun combinations. Available in 2 oz. boxes with silk spinning advice included.
Did you know? Silk is a natural fiber protein. Its use in woven textiles has a very long and illustrious history, dating back to prehistoric China. Silk was considered to be a symbol of royalty. Hence, silk fabrics were customarily reserved for use by the upper classes. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers. Fabrics made of silk are extremely durable. Other properties of silk fibers cause clothing woven from silk to be cool to the touch and absorbent, and thus, comfortable to wear in warm weather. Silk fibers also keep warm air close to the skin during cold weather and protect from biting insects. Silk has a smooth, soft texture, as well as incredible drape and sheen.
Fun Fact: To produce 1 kg of silk, 104 kg of mulberry leaves must be eaten by 3000 silkworms. It takes about 5000 silkworms to make a pure silk kimono. To learn more about silk, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk.