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Silk

Fibers for Spinning and Papermaking

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Sliver

 

Bleached Tussah

Ashland Bay Tussah Silk Sliver: Bleached.  $3.00 per oz.  or  $23.75 per 1/2 lb. #109155  

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Light Honey Tussah

Ashland Bay Light Honey Tussah Silk Sliver: Natural pale honey color.  NOTE:  This fiber is much lighter than the honey tussah we have had in the past.  $3.00 per oz.  or  $23.75 per 1/2 lb.  #119508

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Cultivated Silk Sliver

Ashland Bay Cultivated Silk Sliver: $4.00 per oz.  or  $32.10 per 1/2lb.  #159109

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Silk Noil

Cultivated Silk Noil

Cultivated Silk Noil

$1.50 per oz.  or  $11.95 per 1/2 lb.

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Bells & Caps

 Bombyx Silk Cap

Bombyx Silk Caps 

Also called "bells".  Each cap weighs approximately a half ounce.  Caps are made by de-gumming cocoons and stretching them open over a frame to dry.  Each cap is made of numerous cocoons.  They can be stretched out in a sliver to spin, or stretched very fine for un-spun knitting.

One cap...$3.00  #109184

Two caps...$5.75  #109184

Four caps...$11.50  #109184

Eight caps...$23.00  #109184

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1 lb....$92.00  #109184

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Silk "Hankies"

Silk "Hankies"
Similar to the caps or bells (sold above), hankies are made by de-gumming cocoons and stretching them open over a frame to dry.  Each hanky is made of numerous cocoons.  It can be stretched out in a sliver to spin, or stretched very fine for un-spun knitting.  Weights listed are approximate - because of the nature of the hankies, it is not always possible to separate them into exact one ounce increments.

Approximately 1 ounce...$5.95  #119509
Approximately 1/4 pound...$23.75  #119509

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Bricks

Bombyx Silk Brick

Bombyx Silk Bricks

$4.10 per ounce  #109153  

  

Silk Brick Opened Staple Length

Left: Silk brick opened up to show the roving.        ~          Right:  Staple length of fibers in silk brick (approx. 4 inches).

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