Spun Silk

Spun silk yarn. Spun silk yarn.

Spun silk is a form of cheaper silk thread. Normally one or more silk filaments are reeled directly from a silk worm cocoon and then used either in the form of floss silk, whereby the (sometimes very long) filaments are not, or very slightly spun, or a number of silk filaments (often comparatively short) are spun in order to make a usable thread. A spun silk thread is normally much cheaper than the unspun (floss) version.

Source: BURNHAM, Dorothy (1980). Warp and Weft: A Textile Terminology, Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, p. 124.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 27 June 2016).


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