Thursday, September 24, 2009

Did you see this in Knitting Daily?

A YouTube video on how to stretch silk cocoons, and then how to knit with them. To be honest, I wouldn't tug like that if I was going to knit, I would use the same technique as I do to spin, but I'd probably start with 4 or five layers instead of trying for one.

Up until the moment I saw this video I honestly believed that hankies were prepared in a way that did not kill the pupa. Processing. Processing. Processing.

2 comments:

Domie's Mom said...

Ok, that was really gross. I like my silk like I like my steak, in denial.

:)

Shelley said...

I didn't know there was a way of harvesting silk without killing the worm. I have watched video of them being boiled alive and then eaten for lunch by the people working in the factory (in China).