Welcome to


off the loom

off the loom is all about silk.

not just the yarn but the whole journey.

from worm to weave.

with over 40 years experience of raising silkworms.

i hope you will join me as i delve into the world of silk.

looking at producing ethical silk.

different silk moth species & the types of silk they produce.

the processing, spinning & hand weaving.

blending silk with other fibres.



my name is William Hyett & i am a self taught weaver with a passion for silk moths & the silk they produce.


i hope you enjoy the website as it builds, following me on my blog & facebook. please feel free to comment.