I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but I had to buy the 25g bags of tussah silk. When Karin showed me the pattern for a baby sweater she wanted to make, I suddenly knew what to do.

It’s a 50/50 blend of silk and merino that is so light, soft, and shiny that I know it will be great to spin. The carding process fluffed the fibre up into batts about five times the original size. I don’t think I’ll dye this – it’s so pretty and light the way it is.

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carded merino and silk

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ready for spinning

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