Tuesday, 15 December 2009

A silky gift

What a wonderful place Snb is! The delightful Dr. Bones has given me the most wonderful bag full of moth cocoons. They come from her kindergarten child's teacher who has these growing, I assume, much to the delight of her charges. I'm fascinated by the different colours, ranging from a creamy colour, through soft palest of pale greens through to the vibrant yellow. I wonder if these differences will be seen in the final product?

I'm so excited. Now I have to go and find out how to turn these cocoons into spinnable silk.

PS The boys all liked their new Christmas tree....hooray!


Knitspingirl said...

Wow - look at the different colours! And I thought they only came in white/cream.

Leonie said...

Wow there were a lot in there huh? Hope they stay different coloured for you, don't know if they do, could maybe check tomorrow if you want to know.