Good news! My silk skein is finished!

Skein almost finished (click to enloarge)

I finished the skein last week–that is, I stopped just short of finishing it. You can see that it’s almost completely unwound. I stopped unwinding so I could just cut the skein. Then I  have a hunk of this thread to use to lay in the sheds –similar to the silk pieces in my gallery.

Japanese winder

You can see the wound spool and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. The “spool” is the style used in Japan for silk–a much larger circumference than “our” spools.

Molly and full spool

1 thought on “Good news! My silk skein is finished!

  1. oops, sorry; I was working backwards, so I hadn’t seen this when I asked for more about the wooden spool. There’s something very moving to me about tools that are made to be functional, but made so beautifully that they are like works of art in themselves

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