Silk Caps are delightful, fluffy layers of 100% pure silk, stretched upon a frame (to create a bell/cap shape) and dried, and then dyed in brilliant colors by Classy Squid Fiber Co.
Similar to silk hankies, caps can be used in a myriad of ways. To start, peel back a layer from an edge of the cap, revealing one or more silk cocoon layers. Then, with each layer:
Stretch (attenuate) the layer into a floaty strand at your desired thickness
Knit, crochet, or weave straight from this attenuated strand
Spin as a single
Carry alongside another fiber while spinning to create a beautiful, shining, silken autowrap
Learn more at my video tutorial here! Note that silk hankies are shown in this video; caps and hankies are quite similar, just shaped into different final configurations. The layers of cocoons are the same.
Classy Squid Fiber Co. fibers are designed to provide a wonderful spinning experience, but would also be gorgeous if used for felted designs or as accents in weaving. My Polwarth & Falkland wools are sourced from the Falkland Islands, UK, where the sheep are raised free of pesticides & chemicals in a pristine environment. All raw wools were scoured using Unicorn Power Scour. Fibers are hand-dyed by Amanda in a smoke-free, pet-free studio using professional grade acid dyes. We do our utmost to run our dyeing studio in an environmentally-friendly manner.
All fibers are rinsed after dyeing until the water runs clear, but variations in water content may cause some fibers to tint your washwater when setting your handspun yarns. This is harmless and should not indicate any fading of the color in your item.