How to Make Silk in 6 Steps

by Curbly

 

Silk is one of the strongest, most luxurious, and most lustrous fabrics around. But do you know how craftspeople actually make silk?  

Designboom has given readers a fascinating look at the traditional silk making process. They’ve been working with craftspeople in a small village in northeast Thailand. And their images reveal the highly skilled and very labor intensive process that goes into creating beautiful silk fabric.

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How to Spin Yarn Out Of Plastic Bags

by DIY Maven

How to Spin Yarn Out Of Plastic Bags

Pluralmolecule over on Instructables has posted a very easy and clever method of spinning yarn out of plastic bags. The supplies are minimal; they include:

  1. A bunch of plastic bags
  2. A scissors
  3. A simple spindle

This how-to does not include an accompanying video, but I found step-by-step videos on joyofhandspinning.com. In them, they are spinning wool, but the technique appears to be the same as in the Instructable post. The website also includes...

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