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There's more than one kind of silk!

There are many different types of silk. There are different kinds of silk caterpillars, they are fed different kinds of diets, and they are harvested in different ways. In addition, each of these different types of silk fibers can be woven in many different weaves, patterns, and weights. With so many, it can get confusing trying to keep them all straight. Here's a little intro to the kinds of silk we use at Foxglove Reyen Designs. Most of our silks are derived from the silkworm Bombyx mori which are fed on Mulberry leaves. The fibers are long, so the resulting fabric is smooth with no slubs where the silk fibers are joined. We also use Tussah (or Tusar) silks derived from Antherae pernyi

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