Wild silk cocoons

Tussah cocoons

 

This year I found a source for tussah cocoons.  They are cut open, but parts remain, so to speak. And they are still full of seracin.   So, how might you use these? Silk takes acid dyes beautifully, once you get the seracin out of the way.  Simmer these little cocoons in warm soapy  water until they are wet and then they are ready to accept dye.  They look like pretty colored bells when they are dry…perfect for additions to artyarns.  When they are wet and mushy ( a technical term;-)  they can be stretched on on a frame to make silk hankies which yo can then spin or knit.

 

 

Shepherd’s Harvest Festival

May 16th – 18th 2014

Friday, May 16th Classes only
Saturday, May 17th 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday, May 18th 10:00 – 4:00

Admission is $5.
Ages 8 and under are free.

Washington County Fairgrounds are located just east of Lake Elmo, MN at the intersection of Washington County Rd 15 & Highway 5.

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