#208 Esther Peregrine-- Intro to Silk Reeling Full day Thursday 9am-4pm
#208 Esther Peregrine-- Intro to Silk Reeling Full day Thursday $100
Skill level: Beginner, knowledge of spinning helpful but not required
Workshop Description: Follow in the footsteps of Empress Hsi Ling Shi, credited with the discovery of silk, and learn the ancient art of reeling silk cocoons! Use traditional Japanese zakuri reels and learn simpler options, too. With the reeled silk, learn how to make and degum flat silk, silk tram and silk organzine thread. Spinning is required to make tram and organzine. However, non-spinners can produce flat silk, suitable for embroidery or use the raw silk as is for weaving and degum the finished fabric later.
Students should bring: Spinning wheel, spinning bobbins, (niddy noddy and weaving bobbin winder if you have them)
Material Fee: $30 silk cocoons, instruction handout, one Japanese bobbin (itomaki) and degumming solution.
Class Limit: 12