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9 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction to Spinning Silk

    • Tussah Silk

    • Spinning Tussah Silk

    • Mulberry Silk, Hankies and Blends

    • Spinning Mulberry Silk Brick

    • Spinning Silk Ultrafine

    • Spinning Silk Hankies

    • Types of Silk 'Waste'

    • Plying Silk to make Various Yarns


About This Class

Silk is a wonderful fibre to spin, either alone or blended with other fibres.  It gives a yarn a wonderful shine and drape.

In this class we look at the different types of silk and how to spin them.


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This class gives a good overview of the types of silk that are available to spinners and techniques for spinning various yarns. It's good to get instruction from an expert when starting work with a material that is so different to the wool and alpaca I usually use.
Enjoyable, well done, and informative class. Covers spinning all the different forms of silk and spinning smooth through textured to art yarns. Great class for new silk spinners.





Elizabeth Lovick

Knitting and Spinning Author and Teacher

I live and work on the small Orkney island of Flotta. I've been knitting, designing and writing since I was small and enjoy bringing traditional stitches to modern knitters. I have self-published several books, including Patterns for North Ronaldsay Yarn, The Gansey Workbook, The Fair Isle Workbook, Exploring Shawl Shapes and the Fine Spinning Workbook. I am the author of the best-selling 'The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting' and 'Magical Shetland Shawls to Knit', published by Search Press i...

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