A sumptuous pile of 100% silk hankies; hand-dyed, web-like and ultra thin. Each transluscent square or hankie is comprised of several layers of silk cocoons which have been opened and stretched over a frame.
How to use Silk Hankies:
A single hankie, when peeled away from the stack, is like gossamer and in some areas there will be nothing but this does not matter. To separate, identify the thick part at the edge then pull gently to lift it off the stack.
To utilize for knitting or spinning make a small opening in the center of a single layer with your fingers and stretch and pull outward from the center, gently elongating the fiber until it is all taken up into a circular shape. This increases its length, opens up and aligns the silk and appears to magically increase the amount of fiber. Continue pulling and making the loop larger and larger and when it is long enough break the loop in one spot by pulling it apart. Here's a helpful tutorial from Knitty.
Now you have a length that can be knitted with as yarn and is "teased" and predrafted for spinning. You can even incorporate it into felting projects by securing it in place with a wispy layer of feltable wool fibers.
Imported from India, hand-dyed in the United States. Fair Trade.
1 oz stack, as pictured, 10 x 10 inches.