Mulberry silk sliver
Silk is the only organic fiber that is in
the form of a filament, and it is produced by the silkworm. In
spinning its cocoon for its metamorphosis from the chrysalis
state, the silkworm forms in its internal orifices called
"spinnerets" located below its mouth. When emitted, the
two threads combine into a single thread and harden immediately
upon exposure to air. the filaments adhere to each other to form
the cocoon shell. After the cocoons are harvested, they are
'reeled" by placing them in a basin of hot water to loosen
the filaments, pulling the filament ends of several cocoons 4 to
20 ends together, and adhere to each other because of the natural
gum on their surface. this reeling process results in a single
yarn of silk. It appears to the unaided eye to be a single
filament, but in actuality it is composed of several very fine
filaments. Mulberry silk is produced from domesticated silkworm. These silkworm consume Mulberry leaves to produce silk. Like
most natural fibers, fiber
quality measured as fiber fineness (micron), fiber length, fiber purity, fiber strength and fiber cleanness. For silk, fiber luster is an additional quality measurement.
Mulberry silk can be blended well in any yarn-making, such as woolen blending, cotton spinning system and handcraft applications.
For wholesale, 11 lbs per bump minimum purchase $319.99 + flat rate $14.00 (S&H), total $333.99 to anywhere in USA (click the picture on right above to enlarge).
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) > $3.00-$5.00/oz