Spun silk

Two beautiful skeins of spun silk

Plying Silk

 Finally all my silk is spun, plied and wound into skeins ready for washing, drying and winding into balls… My hands will be glad of the change as silk, so divinely soft and lush to the gently touching hand, is really strong and needs a lot of strength and tough skin to spin. It’s easy to cut yourself on the tightly twisting fibres as you try to draw them out to spin a fine thread.

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