Sumptuous Silks - Hand Dyed Silk Top
Silk fibre or 'top' comes in two different variations: Mulberry which can be called Bombyx also or Tussah. In both cases, the silk is produced into coccons by the silk worm, but the worms are slightly different and they eat different things. Mulberry silk is creamy, fine and longer fibre filiments; it is the most lustrous and comes from the worm eating Mulberry leaves. Tussah is a honey colour. The fibre is shorter and coarser. Although it is still very lustrous, Tussah is more matte than Mulberry silk.
Every pack is unique, the photo is a guide to the types of colours you can expect. Limited numbers of each colourway are available at any given time. This top quality Silk Top is perfect for use in many projects from Crazy Patch to Textile Art.
Exclusive to Country Dawn - produced in Australia by Cecile Whatman of Unique Stitching.
Composition: 100% Silk
Sold per 250gram pack - please indicate your colour choice and size in the comments section of our online order form.
Ref # silktopfibre_opt