These images are from a PDF of Luther Hooper’s “Silk: Its Production and Manufacture.”
These are all out of copyright, and available for use, to the best of my knowledge. These make great spinning-dyeing-weaving clip art.
If you do use any of these, please save them to your own server.
LOTS more pictures – including weaving, dyeing, [...]
There are a lot of old silk-related books that are available as PDF’s online. I’ve gone through and pulled out some great illustrations. These are out-of-copyright, and free for use, to the best of my knowledge. I didn’t get ALL the pictures – I admit I picked the ones I liked, and ones I thought [...]
Dream 20080222, 2:30 AM: The Girl with the Pasteur Pins
These are handouts about silk and silkworms that I use when I do educational presentations for schools, museums, and fairs.
One is aimed at younger kids, with more pictures and simpler wording: ; PDF file, 739K
The other is aimed at adults or older kids, with just a couple of pictures and a lot of [...]
It’s happened once before – that time, a Hungarian cool-photography website posted a link to my silkworm rearing page, and the course of a single day, the site got nearly five thousand hits. It didn’t have any really directly visible results, other than a spike in my hit numbers, but when they went back [...]
I’m working on a project that I want to enter into the Handweavers Guild Show. It’s going to be silk sewing thread (size A), 74 tablets, double-face and brocade.
Remember in this entry, I was trying to figure out which of the three spool sizes to use, and I figured that it would probably depend on which ones were easiest to store?
I went to the Container Store, and craft stores, and art supplies stores – and I finally found my solution.
It’s a [...]
I’m still chugging along with the peony. I’m done with the flower, and am now working on the leaves:
Overall, I’m fairly pleased with how it’s going. I’ve certainly learned a lot – and I’m just working forward, leaving the artifacts of my learning process.
I’ve also started taking lessons. It’s a [...]