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Tussah silk is produced by tussah silkworms and is usually a beautiful natural golden colour but can vary from pale cream to a dark rich brown. These silkworms eat oak leaves or other leaves rich in tannin and it is the tannin that gives the colour to this silk.
It has a very long staple. It is strong, lustrous and more resilient than cultivated "white" silks
This silk has been hand dyed by us and comes in packs of 5 colours (lucky dip), each weighing approximately 5gm (25gm total)
We always try to source the best wool possible to use when hand dyeing our products.
Our Strong Australian Merino Cross is sourced from NSW and our Fine Australian Merino is sourced from Italy.
These are hand dyed by us using Australian dyes.
They are not one solid colour, but a variety of shades as is characteristic of hand dyeing.
We recommend our Fine Merino for wet felting and spinning garments worn next to the skin. Their fine fibres make the finished product beautiful and soft.
For example: jewellery, singlets, cosy scarves etc.
We recommend our Strong Merino Cross for needle felting and Spinning outer wear garments. Their more course fibres make the finished product strong and hard wearing.
For example: needle felted creatures, hats, bags, play mats etc.