Want extra oomph in your crafting?
Before you read the rest: these hankies are more turquoise blue in the lighter sections that shown in the photos, my camera has trouble capturing this shade of blue for some reason. I think it looks much nicer in real life!
Mawata silk hankies are silk worm’s cocoons that have been stretched into a square shape. They consist of multiple, very thin layers, each harvested from a single cocoon.
Silk takes up colour like nothing else, so the saturation will work great to bring your spinning or wet felting projects to the next level. Silk hankies are quite shiny so they definitely won’t go unnoticed.
How to use them:
– Find a corner of the hankie and peel off a layer. Each layer is very thin and cobweb-like.
– If spinning or knitting: make a hole in the centre with your fingers and draft the fibres apart until you reach the thickness you’d like to work with (see the video below). Break off one end so you’ll have a roving of sorts, then carefully wrap it around your hand to form a nest. Spin away, or knit as you would any yarn.
– If wet felting: add one or more thin layers to your other fibres and felt as usual. The silk will gradually embed with the rest.
Please note that this listing is only for the rainbow silk hankies shown in the first few photos – the stack of hankies shown in the other pictures are, at the time of writing, available in other listings.