This has been a fun adventure – I’m working up colors for an embroidery project that Rissa is going to embroider!
These are the silks; they are five-meter tubes of 300-denier flat reeled silk, hand-reeled from cocoons.
This is a female Tensan silkmoth, Antheraea yamamai. The silk was dyed with a variety of Jacquard acid dyes, including hot fuchsia, jet black, sun yellow, aztec gold, brown, and pink.
This one shows where the colors will go; the flash makes them look like they don’t match in some places (like the yellow looks way too gold) but they’re a decent match in person.