Wool

Wool is sheared off of the animal once a year.┬áThe shorn wool coat is called a fleece. It is also called “grease wool” because of the oil and lanolin in the wool. This fleece must be cleaned before it can be processed into wool yarn. There is vegetable matter, manure and natural oil that must Read More

Silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber made from unraveling the cocoons of silkworms. The silkworm creates a cocoon using its pair of salivary glands called sericteries, which creates the protein fibroin. Fibroin is a clear, proteinaceous fluid that comes out of the mouthpart of the silkworm larva like a spinneret. The fibroin is a continuous Read More