Over the last two weeks, I have been spinning some gifted Red Eri Silk. At this years Michigan Fiber Festival, I took the Silk Spinning Class with Patzy Z. Now I am loving silk where I used to dread it.
Proof! This 1.2 oz skein of 2ply yarn at 272 yards.
Eri Silk is also known as Peace Silk because no Silkworms are harmed in the production of the silk. I have to say, I sure was peaceful spinning this lovely fiber. Of all the silk types (Tussah, Mulberry, Eri, Muga, and Bombyx) this is my favorite.
Obviously, you will be seeing more silk yarns in the future. This skein I am keeping. I already have some ideas for its use but (gasp) it will require me to learn yet another new skill because the pattern I want requires crochet edging.
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