About Silkworms

Craft & Design

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True Up has a really interesting article up about how silk is made, from worm to usable fiber. (Thanks, Patti!)

8 thoughts on “About Silkworms

  1. Esther Gregory says:

    I hate to be the extremist, but fabric hardly seems worth killing over…

  2. Liz says:

    It isn’t as commonplace as the traditional method of silk harvesting, but some companies are now offering fabric made from cocoons where the moths aren’t killed.

  3. Patti Schiendelman says:

    In Korea, silkworms are an important food source, an inexpensive protein.

  4. Becky Stern says:

    I feel the same way about leather…

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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