Fun with Silk Cocoons: Making Hankies & Caps

Have you ever seen 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) cocoons over frames to make silk hankies and caps for use in spinning, knitting, felting, or quilting. There will also be other species of silk cocoons to try. Frames for stretching cocoons will be provided to use during class and will be available to purchase to take home if desired.


Esther Peregrine

Saturday • July 11 • Workshop

Gentry Building
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost $73 • Limit 12