What are you getting?
The pack includes 4 colours, 25 grams each, 100 grams total.
Tussah silk tops (combed sliver).
Tops weight: about 20g/m.
Tops length: about 5 metres per 100g.
The quantities inside our packs will be sent as one continuous piece.
Our tussah silk tops come from China and are carefully selected to ensure constant quality over time. The dyeing complies with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is done in our dyeinghouse which is GOTS 5.0 and GRS certified.
Our tussah silk tops are perfect for both needle and wet felting, spinning and hand weaving.
What is Tussah Silk?
Tussar silk (alternatively spelled as tussah, tushar, tassar, tussore, tasar, tussur, tusser and also known as (Sanskrit) kosa silk) is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea, including A. assamensis, A. mylitta, A. paphia, A. pernyi, A. roylei and A. yamamai. These silkworms live in the wild forests in trees belonging to Terminalia species and Shorea robusta as well as other food plants like jamun and oak found in South Asia, eating the leaves of the trees they live on. Tussar silk is valued for its rich texture and natural deep gold colour, and varieties are produced in many countries, including China, India, Japan, and Sri Lanka.
A variation of the process exists in which the silkworms are allowed to leave before the cocoons are soaked in boiling water to soften the silk and then reeled. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussar_silk)