Cut Silk Cocoons

SILK CUT COCOONS

  • Packs contain 5 cut silk cocoons.

  • Can easily be cut with scissors or craft knife.

  • The undyed ones can be dyed or painted.

  • Many uses: jewellery, mixed media textiles, felting, scrapbooking covers, junk journal covers, clothing and more.

  • They are beautiful little treasures measuring between 2 to 3.5 cms long and vary in diameter.

  • They may have a lid attached.

  • Small dents can easily be pushed out.

  • I check they are clean inside before dyeing.

  • Colours may vary on different screens.

  • I try to take images as close as possible to the real colour, but they may not be exact.

  • Each batch I dye is unique, I can make similar but never exactly the same. This is the nature of hand dyed textiles.


A bit of info:

  • The cocoon is made of a thread of raw silk from 300 to about 900 m (1,000 to 3,000 feet) long. The fibers are very fine and lustrous.

  • A cocoon is a natural silk composite with a non-woven structure made of continuous silk fibers conglutinated by sericin.

  • When a silkworm has eaten enough, it constructs a cocoon made out of silk fibres and inside that cocoon it turns into a pupa. After many days, a fully formed adult silkworm moth emerges through a spit-soaked opening in the bottom of a cocoon.

  • Silk filaments obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) have been used for textile production since sericulture was originally developed in China many centuries ago.

  • Cocoons are also called Silk Fibroin.

 

Silk waste, historically referred to as schappe silk, comprises a world of very diverse materials. I hope to offer a few of those here in the coming months.

You can purchase these through my Etsy shop or email me to use Paypal.

Hand dyed cut silk cocoons(1)
Hand dyed cut silk cocoons(1)

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Chestnut hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Chestnut hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed silk cocoons

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Coffee hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Coffee hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Dark black purple hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Dark black purple hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Forest green hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Forest green hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Fuchsia hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Fuchsia hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Ocean blue hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Ocean blue hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Red yellow hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Red yellow hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Sea blue hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Sea blue hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Tea hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Tea hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Sunset hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Sunset hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Woodland green hand dyed cut silk cocoons
Woodland green hand dyed cut silk cocoons

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Blue cocoon
Blue cocoon
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Silk cocoon in a meixed media piece
Silk cocoon in a meixed media piece

hand dyed cut silk cocoons

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Undyed
Undyed

cut silk cocoons

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dyed cocoons
dyed cocoons
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