|Peace Silk (top basket) and|
Recycled Silk (bottom basket)
I was finally able to reach Frabjous Fibers in New England! They are drying out, and I was able to get in some Peace Silk. Peace Silk is also called "Ahimsa" silk. It was created for Buddhist monks who did not like the idea of killing the silk worms to harvest the silk that was being used for their robes. The moths are allowed to emerge before the silk is harvested for Ahimsa or Peace Silk. I'm not sure if this makes it Vegan Friendly, but I sure like the idea. Honestly, until I heard about Peace Silk, I didn't realize the worms were killed in silk production. I'm familiar with the tent caterpillars - and they leave quite a mess when they fly away - so I kind of thought silk production was something like that. Guess I was wrong!
Anyway, the new Peace Silk is $10 for 230 yards. It is an undyed, hand spun, fair-trade silk too. I'm impressed with how unbelievably soft this product is. I just may have to make myself some little do dad from this yarn, maybe a quick beret or small cowl. Remember silk is a great "regulator" fiber - which makes it great for our climate. And now that I know about the worms - this Peace Silk may find it's way into many of my projects!
Frabjous Fibers Recycled yarns are also in stock - sorry didn't get a photo of them. These yarns are brilliant multi colored and tonal yarns. Each skein contain 100 yards of silk weaving mill waste that is hand spun into beautiful mottled colors. They are $12 each.
Banana Silk is also back in stock! This was a quick seller for me, and I have been waiting to get it back in stock! Rather than pick the colors, (and since they were out of quite a few due to the flood and other issues) I just had them send me an assortment of their best selling colors. There's a reason these are best sellers! The Banana Silk Yarn is hand spun and kettle dyed in India. It's also a fair-trade item and is Vegan Friendly. The rayon made from the banana fibers is much heavier than one would expect. This creates a unique yarn that works up like a bulkier weight.