Reeled Silk

Reeled Silk

£38.00

This pure reeled mulberry silk has a brilliant shine and is a true, clear white, perfect for dyeing. Bombyx silk worms eat a diet of white mulberry leaves and spin cocoons of the most lustrous, smooth silk in the world. When the cocoons go through processing, the silk is reeled off in continuous filaments. The silk thread, is so fine it can just be seen with the naked eye, and many, many filaments are spun together to create yarns of various weights. The difference between reeled silk is that reeled undergoes the degumming process, to remove the gummy outer coating of sericin protein that surrounds the silk filament. What is left is magic.

This yarn is 20/22Dx19x3 yarn count, that’s an equivalent thickness to 15/2nm or 9/2ne. It comes on 200g cones, approximately 1880m of yarn per cone.

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Product Description

This pure reeled mulberry silk has a brilliant shine and is a true, clear white, perfect for dyeing. Bombyx silk worms eat a diet of white mulberry leaves and spin cocoons of the most lustrous, smooth silk in the world. When the cocoons go through processing, the silk is reeled off in continuous filaments. The silk thread, is so fine it can just be seen with the naked eye, and many, many filaments are spun together to create yarns of various weights. The difference between reeled silk is that reeled undergoes the degumming process, to remove the gummy outer coating of sericin protein that surrounds the silk filament. What is left is magic.

This yarn is 20/22Dx19x3 yarn count, that’s an equivalent thickness to 15/2nm or 9/2ne. It comes on 200g cones, approximately 1880m of yarn per cone.

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Additional Information

Weight 200 g
Yarn name

Reeled silk

Fibre content

100% degummed reeled mulberry silk from Bombyx mori silkworms

Yarn count Denier

1197D

Yarn count nm

Equivalent two ply metric weight of 15/2nm

Yarn count ne

Equivalent two ply cotton count of of 8.88/2ne

Yards per pound

3730ypp

m/kg

7520m/kg

Weight

200g cone