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The Big E - Silk Reeling Demonstration

  • Eastern States Exposition 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA, 01089 United States (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: September 16
The Big E - Spinning Demonstration
Later Event: September 22
The Big E - Silk Reeling Demonstration