Many of us have worked with silk over the years, whether we sewed with it, knitted with it, or spun with it. Most of us probably know that it is the product of the silk worm, (though one of my more squeamish silk-loving friends will loudly say SILK FACTORY whenever this subject comes up) but how many of us have held a cocoon?
At one of the first fiber festivals I ever attended, I saw a colorful bowl full of cocoons, and I wished I had known what to do with them!
There was also a stack of silk 'hankies', or mawatas, which left me equally clueless.
But you and I don't have to remain clueless! Come to the workshop at Slater Mill on February 12th, from 10am - 4pm, where fiber artist Robin Russo will teach us about silkworms and the making of silk as well, as the history and geography of its industry. Students will have the opportunity to reel cocoons and make mawatas.
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Instructor Robin Russo lives in Bradford, VT where she teaches spinning, felting, dyeing and working with exotic fibers. She has taught at numerous gatherings of spinners, weavers, knitters and historical societies. She has been a fiber enthusiast for more than thirty-eight years and takes every opportunity to explore its potential.
And if you're not sure what you would be able to do with a silk hankie if you're not a spinner, look at this post from the yarn harlot.
Go to the classes/events page here on the blog for a paypal button for the class!