Welcome to my blog

 

Keeping you up to date with whats going on here at the Silk Farm

with weekly updates.

 

Please feel free to comment.

By ricini, Apr 16 2019 03:32PM

My shop is now on the website & open.


All the scarves being exhibited at Malvern Hills College can be purchased on here.


A few more to be listed over the next few days.


More pages to be added to the web site so keep in touch. Lots more info about different silkmoths & their different silks, the weaving page & lots of updates on this blog telling you whats going on here with the weaving & worms.

By ricini, Apr 15 2019 02:52PM

Today some of my scarves have been put on show at Malvern Hills College. 8 in total.


The exhibition will be there until the middle of June.


They are for sale & the College are producing a list & info sheet. All the scarves will be available for sale through my web site here.


My thanks to Caroline for asking me to exhibit & Brian for the posters & info sheets.


If you want to visit the college to look at my work & to see the amazing art courses on offer.....


Malvern Hills College

Albert Road North

Malvern

WR14 2YH


01684 565351

By ricini, Apr 12 2019 10:37AM

Exciting news....... I shall be putting in a small display of some of my scarves at


Malvern Art College. Malvern Worcestershire.


I shall put more details on here on Monday.


The web site is coming on & more pages will appear over the coming week end.


You can also follow me on facebook ......

By ricini, Jan 10 2019 11:25AM

Eri rearing has started with fresh stock. First brood eggs have been laid & the first of these are now hatching. The silkworms are fed privet during the Winter months & Caster leaves in the Summer.


Only a small amount of silk will be produced with rearing kept to a minimum at present.



This is a picture of the moths mating & first eggs laid at the very bottom of the picture, under the bottom female.

By ricini, Apr 3 2017 07:27PM

It has been a while writing on this blog with many changes.


The concentration this year will be on the varieties raised & building up the gene bank. At present there are 21 varieties of Bombyx here. The warm weather & my absence with not putting the eggs in the fridge has meant all the eggs have now hatch & i mean ALL !


With the mulbeery trees only just sprouting i am having to rear on artificial food. All is going well with first only a few days from spinning. At this point i will photograph all the varieties & dedicate a page to them. This work will start tomorrow, so you will be able to see them very soon indeed.


All the silk produced will go into a large art project later in the year where i will use it for making sculpture.


William.



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