Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Thursday, April 22, 2010

J. Silk, not just any silk, but Peace Silk.  Also known as Ahimsa.
Conventional silk is made by boiling the intact cocoons and unwinding the single silk strand onto reels. Only a few moths are allowed to emerge to continue the population of silkworms. The rest are killed by being boiled in their cocoons. This is done so the silk fibres are not broken and can be reeled off in a continuous strand. 

However, silk can still be spun like other fibres and the moths allowed to emerge from their cocoons.  Peace silk, also known as "vegetarian silk", gives us silk but lets the moth to live out its full life cycle. The silk is degummed and spun like other fibres, instead of being reeled. The resulting yarn is soft, fluffy, and light like a cloud. This is the best silk for warmth and therapeutic use.  Spun soft and lofty, silk is as insulating as the finest down. 

May your silk always be peaceful.

1 comment:

  1. I just love the thought of being wrapped in Peace Silk.


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