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Nacre. Hand dyed Silk Hankies for Hand Spinning or wet felting in teals and purples

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Made in Dunfermline, United Kingdom

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This listing is for 10g of silk hankies, handdyed by me in a range of shades of teals and purples. As soon as I saw the colours layering up on the silk in my dyepot, it immediately brought to mind the glorious colours inside abalone shells. The nacre in the shells glows with irridescent teals and purples and that's just how these hankies look. They would make a spectacular fine silk yarn or a stunning addition to a felted piece.

Silk hankies take dye beautifully and these kettle dyed silk hankies are no exception. The colours are luminous and beautiful. These silk hankies can be spun on spindle or wheel, pulled into a thread and knitted up as is or used in nuno felted pieces or mixed media work. They can even be used in papermaking. The sky's the limit!

Silk hankies or mawata are an acquired spinning taste - once you acquire it, there's no going back. They are created from silk cocoons which are stretched over a wooden frame to form delicate but strong squares of gorgeously soft silk fibre. Each 10g of hankies is made up of multiple squares of cocoons stacked together into a pile of deliciousness!

One tip for working with these silk hankies - exfoliate and moisturise your hands before you go anywhere near them to avoid snagging your skin on the delicate fibre.

Happy Spinning and Felting!

Average review
Great colours. Christine's hankies are always great to work with
May 23, 2017 by Sharon Murray

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