Silk Reeling Workshop

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, February 26, 2023
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Silk is a natural fiber produced by the Bombyx mori moth and a number of wild Tussah moths. It is sometimes called “worm spit,” because the fibre is excreted from the salivary glands of the moth’s caterpillar, and it is used to build a cocoon inside which the worm gradually changes into the moth. We will demonstrate how silk fibre can be unwound from the cocoon to produce a strong, lustrous strand, and how multiple fibers can be spun into heavier yarns that can be woven into exquisite cloth.

Admission: Drop In; Included in Museum admission
Instructors: Gayle Vallance


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