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BBC News – Spider silk spun into violin strings. – Click on this link to a most interesting article. Although it is not made from spider silk, I wove a scarf out of tencel and silk called ‘Winter Web’ that was completely inspired by the frosty spider webs that I saw in our neighbourhood. Here is a picture – I put pale blue crystals on the fringe to contrast with the natural creams of the fibres and the wee webs of disruption in the fabric done by hand manipulated Leno technique.

Winter Web, tencel and silk, Swarovski crystals, 2012, 11″ x 120″, plain and hand manipulated leno weave.

Winter Web – Detail

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