The raw material for this natural silk yarn is harvested on an Eri Silkworm farm in the Northeast of Thailand. It is manufactured in a cruelty-free way: To obtain a precious thread the cocoons of the Eri silkworm are harvested by hand and then cooked only after the silkworms "eat their way out of the cocoons". Eri silk is not as shiny as mulberry silk, but has a subtle shimmer that maybe makes it more useful for an everyday lifestyle. Also, Eri Silk drapes perfectly and is great for making shawls and scarves. Making a swatch, please take into account: silk has a tendency to stretch after washing.
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FIBRE: 100% Spun Eri Silk
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 24 sts / 32 rows
NEEDLES: 2 - 3 mm (US № 0-1)
LENGTH: approx. 300 m / 328 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
Price (CAD), 50g hank: $39.99
IN STOCK: 49 Natural (5 hanks)
*More colours will be available in approx FEB 2023.
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Garment Care: Hand wash only, with wash 'no rinse' in cold water, lay flat to dry putting into a correct shape, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight. Always wash in cold water.
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49, Natural White
* 5 hanks
© IREN 3-2012.