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Hand-dyed Silk Mawatas (Hankies) for Spinning or Knitting- 1.1 ounces

Spinning dyed silk hankies

silk hankies (mawata) - you can knit them with or without spinning (see the links)

Hand Dyed Fingering, Sock Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino, Candy Shop

100% Superwash Merino, Hand Dyed Fingering/Sock Yarn, Pink Elephants

Roving fibers for spinning & knitting

How to: Spinning Silk Hankies

Green Spinning Fiber

Hand Dyed Fingering/Sock Yarn, 75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon, Crocus in the Sky. $24.00, via Etsy.

spinning wheel

Roving fibers for spinning

Volomortuus hand spun yarn

Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen, via Flickr. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

Handspun Yarn Gently Thick and Thin DK Single by SheepingBeauty

hand spun - Yarnmantra

See Jayne Knit - what to do with silk hankies other than spin them.

Vintage J. & P. Coats Pure Silk Sewing Thread 350, Beautiful Autumn Brown, Steampunk Project Ready. $1.50, via Etsy.

Hand Dyed Superwash Merino Fingering Weight Yarn in Green Lantern Colorway

Need to knit some new ones!

Silk Hankies to spin or felt, 1oz. on eBay!

Have you ever wanted to experiment with fiber, but without the need for special accessories like a spindle or spinning wheel? Then give silk hankies a try! Also known as mawata, these light and airy layers of silk are first drafted into strands that you can then use to knit or crochet with directly. Available at www.knitpicks.com