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.
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 tussah and mulberry silk top produce similar amounts of lustre.
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.