My first foray into weaving with pure silk, Mulberry and Tussah silks to be precise. Wow, it really was a pleasure all the warping, weaving and finishing went smoothly. The silk really did feel like I was weaving with soft, smooth butter. Purely pleasurable.
The white shawl was done with a Mulberry silk warp and a Mulberry/bamboo yarn. I hem stiched some lovely glass and sterling silver beads to both ends of the shawl.
Had a fair amount of the silk/bamboo yarn left so I wove up a table runner weaving with a straight run of the treadles, fast but very pretty.
At the very end of the warp I squeeked out just enough yardage to make another ring bearer's pillow. As they say - "waste not want not"
Lots of projects on the same warp, love it! Silk had me scared at first because I was worried it would be tough to work with. Nope, silk is like weaving with butter.
On to the next project...
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