Monday, 10 August 2009

Silk Hanky Spinning

Thank you to Dannelle Frost who took the time to email us regarding our page 'Spinning from a Silk Hanky' which can be found in the George Weil Fact File.

"I love spinning silk hankies. I read a long time ago that rubbing your fingers with lemon helps the silk not stick to rough spots on your fingers when handling the silk. This really does work! I keep a wedge of lemon in a small bowl right next to me when preparing and spinning the hankies. The oil in the lemon keeps your hands smooth and spinning a breeze. I have noticed no harm done to the silk by the lemon. I have hats created from yarn spun using this lemon method that look just as nice today as when created years ago."

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