Monday, May 21, 2012

Silk from scratch

A couple of Saturdays ago we stopped by the Asian Festival downtown in Main Street Garden. There I discovered Michael Cook with his fascinating silkworm exhibit.  This man raises silkworms, reels the silk from the cocoons, dyes it, weaves it.  And writes informatively about it on his website,  Be sure to read Serving the Tiny Masters: adventures in sericulture which will make you appreciate all that goes into that piece of silk you're stitching up.  And if the silkworms don't tempt you, how about chickens?  Yep, he has those as well.  Take a look at them on his blog where you'll also find interesting posts and terrific photos of caterpillars, bees, spiders, plants and more.

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