These are mulberry silk laps. Mulberry silk comes from the Bombyx Mori moth which feeds on mulberry leaves. This diet creates a very soft high luster white silk. These are sheets of silk that has been carded but not yet combed and processed into top. They have lovely texture and due to being carded are easier to draft and work with than silk hankies. They come off the drum carder in huge sheets which I break down into smaller pieces or sell as full sheets that can weigh over 2 pounds .
They are so much fun to dye with the larger size making them more versatile for a variety of techniques. Great for large nuno felting projects, blending, spinning, or draft out by hand and knit or crochet. Very soft and plenty of luster. This is 100% mulberry silk and has the strength and long staple which silk is known for and the lovely sheen and luster, yet with some texture due to only being partially processed which gives it a lot of character and beauty to use in your project. The last photo shows a piece that was nuno felted with some soft merino.
You are buying a full mulberry silk lap in this listing and it weighs approximately 39 ounces (2.44 pounds) This sheet is approximately 5 feet x 10-11 feet but can be stretched out wider or peeled into thinner sheets. Photos never do enough justice to silk, but I think you will have fun working with this.
These are also popular for use as quilt batts, making very warm, extremely lightweight batts. That was actually the original purpose of this silk for the high end quilt market.
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