Esther Peregrine Workshops
Esther Peregrine began raising silkworms over a dozen years ago and fell in love with the whole progression of watching the silkworms spin their cocoons; processing the cocoons into yarn or thread; and, ultimately weaving or knitting a finished silk scarf or shirt. Esther and her silkworms have come to schools, museums, and fiber festivals. She leads workshops on silk reeling and making hankies and caps (mawatas) throughout the Midwest. In addition to domesticated silkworms, Esther raises Cecropia, the largest moth native to North America and spins silk yarn from Cecropia cocoons. Besides silk, if it is a fiber that can be spun she has probably tried it! To follow her fiber journey, check out facebook.com/essiespinner.