Silk Top Tussah | Spinach
Wet felting, machine embellishing, paper making, spinning, doll making.
Tussah silk top is a rope-like form of lustrous silk fibres produced from wild silk worms. Each individual fibre is around 15 cm long and there are 3 to 4 metres of silk top in 15 grams. Clay is a dark rich brown.
Silk top can be very finely laid out on top of a bed of wool fibres and wet felted to create a lustrous silky wool felt. The silk top has no scales and the felting wool acts as a glue to lock the silk fibre into the wool fibre when wet felted.
The silk top can also be arranged in layers without any wool and a textile bonding medium applied to create beautiful hand made silk paper.
Tussah silk top is harvested from wild silk moths and has a slightly more woolly, fibrous character than mulberry silk. Our experience is that once wet felted, both types of silk top produce similar amounts of lustre.