Silk Wadding – ‘Hankies’ 26cm x 26cm approx. Random Dyed Mulberry Silk range in packs of approx. 5gms weight and 8 – 10 layers of silk.
The 'hankies' are formed by stretching the fibres from the cocoon over a square frame- which is about the size of a ladies handkerchief - the nail holes can sometimes be seen but that in no way detracts from the usefulness of the hankie. Peel off each fine layer to use in spinning, felting, silk paper making....quilters often use them with fusible webs to form new fabrics, and they have even been used to make flies for trout fishing. They can be cut into simple shapes, and laid on top of fibres, then felted and will retain their shape fairly well.