Wild Tussar Silk

Spin your own Wild Tussar Silk Yarn

Spin your own Wild Tussar Silk Yarn

Interested in spinning your own Wild Tussar silk yarn? Well here is an example of what you can do. 

I must confess I’m not a spinner , well not yet. I’m sure at some stage I’ll give it ago... there’s not enough hours in a day at the moment. 

I gave Sue Webb (A friend I met at the Weavers and Spinners Guild of WA) a spinning challenge... to spin some silk using the Raw Katiya and she did it !!! I love the result because she’s brushed it a lot it’s softened, thick and fluffy. Almost feels like a wool. 

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Opening a Hank & balling using equipment you have around the house✨

Opening a Hank & balling using equipment you have around the house✨

 

Hanks are great if your dyeing the yarn or separate into groups but can sometimes be tricky to ball especially silk. Here’s a little trick I’ve learnt along the way.

 

You could use equipment like an umbrella swift or a wool bobbin winder but I find they are too strong for the hand spun silk so I much prefer to use this method.

 

Video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDI4tXFDnW9/?igshid=eiohmooob9f2

 

In the video I’m balling the Ghicha Wild Tussar silk one of the hardest to...


WILD TUSSAR SILK: The different types of Wild Tussar silk yarns available online

WILD TUSSAR SILK: The different types of Wild Tussar silk yarns available online

Need help picking the yarn ? Here are the different types of Wild Tussar silk yarns available online