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Silk Reeling Demonstration

  • The Caterpillar Lab 222 West Street Keene, NH USA (map)

We will demonstrate how silk fiber is processed into thread for textile use. We will cover the steps in this process, from soaking silkworm cocoons in warm water to reeling and twisting the filaments into different types of thread. 

Each cocoon is made up of one fiber that is only about 2 to 3 denier (four and a half million yards per pound). The trick is finding it!

I always have a variety of different types, species and preparations of silk available for viewing (and touching, of course!!).

Earlier Event: August 6
Redcoats and Rebels
Later Event: September 16
The Big E - Spinning Demonstration