#222 Fun with Silk Cocoons (Making Mawatas) by Esther Peregrine, Thursday 9 am to noon
Workshop Description: Have you ever seen silk cocoons and wondered how they become fluffy layers of fiber called mawatas, also known as hankies and caps? Learn how to soften and spread Bombyx mori (mulberry silk) cocoons over frames to make silk hankies and caps for use in spinning, knitting, felting, or quilting. There will also be Eri, Muga, and Tussah species of silk cocoons to try. Frames for stretching cocoons will be provided to use during class and can be purchased to take home if desired.
Participants should bring: N/A
Material Fee: $30 80 silk cocoons, instruction handout, and degumming solution
Class Limit: 12