November 11, 2016

Organic silks and tassar silk, handspun chunky wild silk yarn.

By Julie Colquitt

Have you ever wondered what to do with your tassar silk yarn and your eri and tassar organic silk yarn? What about adding eri and tassar tassels to a warm pure Scottish wool winter scarf or add detail to textile jewellery? All handspun yarns are produced in the forests of rural North India by women and families. They have been spinning wild silk for hundreds and hundreds of years using ancient techniques. See our images of these women thigh spinning and reeling the tussah silk below. 


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