Most of us love those little bits n pieces that turn even the most simple project into that special and unique little piece of art. Cut Cocoons shaped into flower heads, silk rods as a base for brooches and wristbands, the beloved cocoon sheet to give structure to a large area, crocheted beads that are a beautiful attire for any dekolleté or grandma's famous laundry button - the heart of any textile worker will jump with joy.
Laundry and thread buttons from Grandma's dowry chest are now hard to come by treasures. Bed linen has either a zipper or a flap. Our underwear is no longer buttoned and simple Kalicoblouses are not in fashion any longer. We think this is a pity and we searched intensively for these old treasures, until we located it. We spice up the fabric-covered laundry buttons as well as the threaded ones so that they make great eye-catchers on any project.
- 10 pcs. laundry buttons Ø ≈2cm / ¾in
- 10 pcs. thread buttons Ø ≈1.3-1.7cm / ⅜ - ⅔in
- 10 St. laundry- and thread buttons
These beads are made of cotton crocheted around an acrylic bead, which makes them washabled. The acrylic bead has a center hole which makes it easy to string them up and make it into beautiful jewellery.
Cut Silk Cocoons
The top is cut off from these silk cocoons which can no longer be unreeled. They still contain the natural sericin and can be assembled, felted or sewn into very light window pictures. The whole cocoons can be moistened and then banged with a hot iron to make a flat circular shape, if strung up on a thick thread before ironing they become a funny necklace. Lampshades and fairy lights, they give it that certain something and for the currently so popular big-meshed knit- or crochet-sweaaters they can be threaded like-pearls on the thread and co-processed.
These are the top that has been cut off the cocoons. Jewels, because they are hard to get, have to be separated after dyeing/washing in a very time consuming process and can be made into beautiful accessoires and jewellery just like real jewels.
Silk Carrier Rod Waste
This is jut what the name suggests: Silk Carrier Rod Waste... why can't waste products always be so beautiful! The short silk threads, which wrap themselves around the rod of the throwsters (silk spinning machine) upon unreeling cocoons, are simply slit with a knive once in a while! They can be moistened in the original state or separated into thin layers and then ironed between layers of parchment paper (never forget the paper!). The Rods also contain the natural silk sericin. This enables you to make brooches, bracelets or necklaces, use them ironed or in the original shape as an ornament, felt it with the needle or wet with wool. Or create special effects in handmade silk paper.
A Cocoon Sheet is produced on a special machine for the production of mesh fabrics made of silk cocoons. The sheet consists of individual layers, which can be easily pulled apart. They show the typical diamond structure of all silk products and give handmade silk paper a compleetly new, beautiful structure. The fiber content is higher than that of Hankies, the fibers can be spun or felted with the needle (hand or machine), which makes the beautiful character of the Painter's Threads colors particularly effective! In wet felting, they can be used together with wool.