Sneak Peek

I’m sorry about the previous post being locked – it’s got a lot of information that’s not quite public domain yet.  But the general idea, I can give you….

 

Before Bill Wyatt passed in 2009, he and I had a talk about getting somebody to replicate his silk reel design.

 

These nice folks stepped up.  I met Roy and Henry at SOAR last October, and they agreed to give it a try.  We’re in the process of testing the prototype.

 

Yaay, silk!

8 replies
  1. Laurie
    Laurie says:

    our silkworm caterpillar came out of it’s cocoon today and she readily attracted a mate and laid eggs in the mesh hamper we had her in. So they must have mated? The male hasn’t flown off yet, it was hunkering down in the day light, I am thinking we should let it go like you let yours go. I have gotten such great information from your site since my son found the caterpillar last fall and he was so excited he did a major happy dance when he saw the two moths today. It would never had happened if we hadn’t been able to identify the caterpillar and learn from your page. Our moths like maple leaves. I don’t know if it’s because there aren’t very many other decidous trees around or not. Nearly every house on the block has 1 or 2 maple trees. Thanks for the great site & blog.

  2. norma
    norma says:

    hi
    do you have any idea what the price of these will be if they go into production?
    i spotted an antique version which seems to be in good condition and i am very tempted, but have no idea what i should pay, or if it is better to wait and get a new one…
    the japanese one is $275.

  3. Michael
    Michael says:

    I’m not sure what their price point will be – it’s not big, but there is a lot of fiddly fitted work to get the metal and wood parts to work together. I’m hoping in the $500-$600 range.

  4. FibreJunky
    FibreJunky says:

    Well, what do you know. I just write about this on Ravelry, come to check out your blog for the first time in, literally, years, and see this post. I hope this goes well. It’s not quite as pretty as Bill’s (and doesn’t have any of my handiwork either), but cool. Very cool.

  5. FibreJunky
    FibreJunky says:

    Well, what do you know. I just write about this on Ravelry, come to check out your blog for the first time in, literally, years, and see this post. I hope this goes well. It\’s not quite as pretty as Bill\’s (and doesn\’t have any of my handiwork either), but cool. Very cool.

  6. FibreJunky
    FibreJunky says:

    Well, what do you know. I just write about this on Ravelry, come to check out your blog for the first time in, literally, years, and see this post. I hope this goes well. It\\\’s not quite as pretty as Bill\\\’s (and doesn\\\’t have any of my handiwork either), but cool. Very cool.

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