Monday, February 13, 2012

Cloth of Gold

Another find from the Threads website that I had to pass along.  This incredible cloth, now on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London,  is woven from the web silk of golden orb spiders in Madagascar.  Be sure to watch the video for a full appreciation of this wonder.  And read this New York Times article to find out even more about it came to be.


  1. Unbelieveably gorgeous -- wish we could farm silk spiders (I feel a smidgen of guilt knowing silk worms died for my blouse).

  2. Julia, thank you! That was so interesting. I loved the comment about 25-30 people hunting for spiders each day.