When I’ve been spinning my green silk lately (the one people thought looked like a head of lettuce), I’ve talked about it being from “silk lap” which I pulled until I could spin thread. This video shows what it takes to make silk lap in the first place: See that mattress filling? That’s silk lap. Watch how it takes four people to stretch the already partially stretched silk cocoons until they can layer that large table. That’s silk lap.
A tiny sample of colorful wool and two spindles were gifted to me — here’s what I did with them over the span of a month. I split this wool into three approximately equal parts (over the length, end-to-end) and spun singles from each, then three-plied them together.