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.