Next Meeting:

Saturday 16 September 2017,  10am – 4pm

Silk Day with Angela Pawlyn.

Morning: have a go at making “paper” from silk cocoon strippings using the natural gum in the silk.

Afternoon: short talk on “Silk Variations” using handling packs, covering:

  • difference between reeled and spun silk yarns
  • types of silk available for spinning
  • types of silk fabric (taffeta, organza, crepe satin)

Samples of degummed cocoons and silk caps will be given to spinners to try.

No meeting in August as we break for the summer.