This is most of the colors of the dyed silk floss so far. I’ve been learning as I go, so some of them are in better shape than others.
I was trying to catch the light glancing on the cards, but it only looks kinda washed out.
This inside shot with the flash shows the colors better, actually, but it kills the shine. Silk is difficult to photograph well… or, perhaps, it’s just difficult to light properly for photography.
This shot almost catches the lit-from-within quality that these silks have. The card was willing to either catch the light across its entire surface, or be dark across the entire surface. I think I may need round spools.
This is the biggest of the Eri silkworms. Note: this is not the same kind of silkworm that is responsible for the thread above; those are all from mulberry silkworms. note: this is my little finger in the picture. The worm is about two and a half inches long.
At this stage, they always want something to eat. This big guy has turned himself around, looking…
And tried to eat my fingernail, although without success.
He was much happier once he was back on the leaves, and went immediately back to the compulsive munching.