Tussah silk comes from the cocoon of wild silk moths, which produce a beautifully golden fibre that is slightly more textured than domesticated mulberry silk. When the caterpillar completes its transformation and is a moth, it chews its way out of the cocoon and flies away. Because of this “exit” to the cocoon, tussah silk isn’t one continuous strand of silk – instead it has many strands of shorter staples. Tussah silk fibre top is quite fluffy as a result and can be a bit flyaway. It works beautifully blended with wools, using a blending board, hand cards, or other methods. This is a delectably soft, naturally golden silk..
Sold in units of approximately 50g.