Handspun Silk Top
Rainbow-dyed silk knits up into a lightweight summer top.
Rainbow-dyed woven wallets made with handspun silk caps.
Did you know that a silk worm can spin a thread 2 miles long?
Whitchurch Silk Mill
A visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill, a working silk mill producing silk yardage, using 19th Century looms.
Colinette Textile Alchemy
Colinette has an extraordinary selection of hand-dyed yarns: silk, mohair, wools, cottons.
Department of Textiles
From the Smithsonian Institution, information on the silk trade. (bottom part of the page).
Look China imports exotic Chinese cashmere, camel, silk and yak spinning fibres and yarns.
Louet supplies luxury weaving yarns and spinning top: silk, merino, corriedale, mohair, alpaca, linen.
The Silk Laboratory at the Shinshu University has some wonderful images from the gallery showing seriaculture.
Paradise fibers searches for luxurious fibres from around the world, including, combed bombyx and tussah silk, cultivated silk top, bricks and bells.
Robin and Russ
Robin and Russ has an interesting supply of weaving yarns, too numerous to list fully on their website.
The Silk Museum in the Netherlands takes you to the miraculous world of silk, showing the process from the silkworm to the handpainted silken product.
Treenway has luscious silks and lots of great info about silk too.
AMAZON Handspinning Books
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
The Practical Spinner’s Guide – Cotton, Flax, Hemp (Practical Spinner’s Guides)
Spin Flax & Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy
The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being A Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinions On the Noble Art & Craft
The Knitter’s Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
The Intentional Spinner
EBAY Handspun Art Yarns
HANDSPUN ART YARN – US
HANDSPUN ART YARN – UK