Making Mawatas (hankies and caps) From Silk Cocoons

Have you ever seen tiny silk cocoons and wondered how they become fluffy layers of fiber called mawatas, also known as hankies and caps? Learn how to soften and spread Bombyx mori (mulberry silk) silk cocoons over frames to make silk hankies and caps for use in spinning, knitting, felting, or quilting. There will also be Eri, Muga, and Tussah species of silk cocoons to try. No experience is necessary.


Esther Peregrine

Saturday • July 20 • Workshop

School House Building
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost $85 • Limit 12