Degumming Silk Throwsters waste

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I was quite impressed that it worked the first time I tried it :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read it through first, then clear a space in the kitchen before starting. It doesn't make a mess, it just helps to have a nice, tidy workspace. If you are planning to dye your silk fibres too, it saves lots of time to do this on the same day as degumming, you don't have to wait for the silk to dry first.

What you will need

  • Gummed Silk Throwsters waste
  • Washing Soda
  • Soap

Q&A with Felt by Zed

Jacquie Sews asked:
But where do you get the silk waste. I just purchased some sari silk and since ithis dense I heard it will be a challenge. I have a friend going to Vietnam, can it be found there?
Felt by Zed answered:
I think silk throwster's waste is fairly common all over and it is really cheap too, about 2.50 or $3.80 for 100g. I have a silk fibre pack on etsy at the moment, there's silk waste in that and also hankies, carrier rods and silk noil https://www.etsy.com/listing/127028297/silk-fibres .
Felt by Zed asked:
Grrr! The from 2.50 didn't show in my earlier reply. :)
Felt by Zed answered:
It isn't displaying GBP pound signs and I can't edit comments.