Hand Spun Silk Twine
I recently launched a new line, hand spun and naturally dyed silk twine. This silk twine in spun and dyed by me in my studio, making it a unique choice for wrapping invitations and menus, or other special touches for your wedding.
It has been a wonderful challenge to teach myself the skill of spinning, and a joy to learn to work with fibers from flax to silk.
The first step is to take the silk roving (shown above) and spin it into a single thread.
The second step is to take two spools of singles and twist or ply them together to form on double ply twine.
I then dye the skein of twine using plant materials which are either grown in my garden, or foraged in my local area.
It is a lot of work, but I am so excited about the final product and I can't wait to see how you use it!
At the moment, you can find Silver and Blush Silk Twine available on the website, and shortly you will also be able to purchase Ebony, Dark Grey and Antique White.
Stay tuned for more fibers soon, such as flax and wool/silk blend as well as yarns for weaving and craft projects.