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Kibiso Raw Silk (Chunky) - Habu Textiles

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Kibiso Silk is a raw silk with a lovely crisp feel which adds wonderful texture to a garment or to your textile arts or weaving. It is very sculptural! 

Slow crafted by a small mill in Japan, the raw silk is spun from waste silk that is normally discarded after reeling a silk cocoon. It takes dye very well due to the high sericin content.

Let your imagination run wild with this one!

  • Crisp and chunky - add texture to sculptural garments, textile arts and weavings
  • Weaving - can use for warp or weft
  • Can be dyed.

Please note that the current stock is finer than previously (November 2021).

Kibiso silk is also available in colours and a finer version.

The Details

  • 100% Silk
  • Weight: 28gm / 1oz
  • Length: approx 18.3m / 20 yards
  • Suggested knitting needle: US 6 - 13 (4.0 - 9.0 mm)
  • Habu Textiles N-64

Browse our Inspirations page for creative ideas for our fabulous yarns

Nice to Know

  • All ORA orders are packed in a gorgeous unbleached, calico drawstring bag
  • All ORA yarns are stored away from the sunlight and in a pet free and smoke free environment

Care

  • Hand wash in cold water

 

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Hanna
Well packaged!!

good!!! thank you! Delivery was fast and it was well packaged!!

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Helen
Very interesting, unusual natural yarn!

Very interesting, unusual natural yarn! I like to experiment but see something like it for the first time. I bought different types of linen, cotton and silk yarns thinking to combine them in one summer outfit (including this one.) But Im not sure if this one will serve the purpose. Nevertheless, Im excited! The quality of the fibers are exclusive! I going to try to knit a lace summer beret and a bag out of it (to complete my outfit) Lets see. \n\nDebbie, I will send you a photo. ;) Thank you!

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Kylie
Perfect for my latest artwork

Perfect for my latest artwork, a ceramic wall hanging. Strength and beauty. Packaged beautifully and sent quickly.

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Susie

5 stars

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Susie

5 star rating