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Green Blue Mawata Silk Hankies | silk fibres for spinning, felting or knitting

Mawata silk hankies are fantastic! They’re cobweb thin silk squares stacked together that you peel apart to use for spinning, felting or knitting without spinning. Who’d know a little handkerchief of sorts could be so much fun?

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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.

We have nice customers

"Highly Recommended!! Excellent materials and workmanship. It takes time to craft things by hand and I wasn't left wondering what's happening. Leonor kept me informed with regular updates and all went smoothly. Fast and professional service."
Wayne M.
"Leonor was amazing. After working with me on my yarn choice and color she went above and beyond. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had on Easy. The color of the yarn is amazing, the yarn knitted up even better than I could imagine and it arrived in a fantastic package. I ordered the stitch markers as well and they are perfect! I will recommend Leonor and her shop to anyone who wants to buy yarn."
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Additional information

Weight 0.00735 kg
Dimensions 24 × 24 cm
Colour

Blue, Green, Green Blue

Fibre Content

Silk

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Keep wool top/roving or art batts in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the fibre to avoid squishing it.
    Handle silk hankies with moisturised hands to avoid them sticking to your skin.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.

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PACKAGING AND SHIPPING

All my spinning and felting fibres are carefully wrapped in a paper bag and then shipped using a fully compostable mailing bag.

P&P is priced according to Royal Mail’s most recent rates. 

UK shipping starts at £1.20 for flat packed items, and £3.70 for bulkier items. Total cost is calculated at checkout.

International shipping starts at £3.95 for flat packed items, or £5.25 for bulkier items. Total cost is calculated at checkout and according to your location.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

Your best crafting is my goal

Your best spinning and felting life is all I’m about. I want you to love and be excited by your fibre projects. I care whether your fab felting idea comes to life. Your spinning needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My fibres, from art batts to silk hankies are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hi, I’m Eleanor and I want to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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