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Sensational Silk: Weave, Knit, Crochet, and Embroider with One of Nature’s Luxuries | eBook

Project Type Towels, Table Linens/Kitchen, Home, Scarves/Shawls
Loom Type Multi-Shaft Floor or Table, Rigid-Heddle, Bandweaving
Number of Shafts 4, 8
Number of Treadles 6, 10
Weave Structures Plain Weave, Overshot, Twill
Author Long Thread Editorial Staff, Marlene Lloyd, Robin Wilton, Bonnie Inouye, Susan E. Horton, Eric Mindling, Coleen Nimetz, Michael Cook, Christine Jablonski, Jennifer B. Williams, Shilpa Nagarkar, Dixie Falls, Katrina King, Julie Turjoman
Format eBook

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Often called “the queen of fiber,” silk has captivated us for millennia with its luster, luxurious hand, and willingness to accept vibrant dyes and hold them fast. This special collection is a cross-section of silk-centric articles and projects from decades of our beloved magazines. Explore silk across the world—from Mexico to Laos—and then choose your next project: scarves and more for multi-shaft and small loom weaving, a pincushion to embroider, mitts to crochet, and a beautiful silk cowl and beret to knit. We hope you enjoy these treasured stories and projects that celebrate this remarkable fiber.


  • A Lustrous Treasure: Silk in Mexico by Eric Mindling
  • A Day in the Life of a Lao Silk Farm Worker by Coleen Nimetz
  • The Queen of Fibers by Michael Cook


  • Glowing Embers by Marlene Lloyd [8-shaft]
  • Jin Silk Scarf by Bonnie Inouye with Robin Wilton [4-shaft]
  • “Origami” Napkins with Silk Overshot by Susan E. Horton [4-shaft]
  • Glow Scarf by Christine Jablonski [rigid-heddle]
  • Relaxation Eye Cover by Jennifer B. Williams [inkle]
  • Meghalaya Scarf by Shilpa Nagarkar [rigid-heddle]
  • Fingerless Silk Mitts to Crochet by Dixie Falls [crochet]
  • Heraldic Rose Biscornu Pincushion to Stitch by Katrina King [embroidery]
  • Peace Silk Beret and Cowl to Knit by Julie Turjoman [knitting]

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