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By ricini, Jun 24 2019 10:49AM

REARING :

I have decided to stop rearing Bombyx silkworms. They are very time consuming to rear so instead i am concentrating on the Samia ricini.

Samia ricini was my first interest in silk rearing & i feel a need to go back to them. They are continuously brooded so i can rear them all year round. I also want to concentrate on food suppliments for them & building a super strong genetical pool.

I have been building up the rearing since October last year & now at a point where i have all stages of Samia all the time. This means eggs will be available every month of the year & i will be able to take the whole lifecycle to talks & shows.


TALKS :

I am building a talks page now & it will be live by the end of this week.

The talks can be very flexible. The Ashford loom folds up & is very portable & now i have the Samia rearing continuous i can show silk from worm to weave.



By ricini, Jun 8 2019 02:09PM

Following an intensive rearing program i will now have eri livestock for sale on an almost continious cycle.

There are are two genetic strains :


1. pure Eri with white larvae not spots, white cocoons.

2. red Eri, which is a hybrid, with pale blue larvae with black spots, rust red cocoons.


Only eggs will be for sale @ £6.00 for 30. When available you will find them in the shop.

pure Eri Larvae
pure Eri Larvae
red Eri Larvae
red Eri Larvae
red Eri cocoons
red Eri cocoons
red Eri moth
red Eri moth
pure Eri moth
pure Eri moth

By ricini, Jun 7 2019 08:52PM

2 more scarves are now available from this range, a little later than planned !


Gold & Pink/Silver.


These are 51% silk 49% merino wool warp onto 100% Jaspe silk weft. Beautifully soft.



Rustic Gold
Rustic Gold
Rustic Pink/Silver
Rustic Pink/Silver

By ricini, Apr 30 2019 07:18PM

5 new scarves are now being woven with a rustic feel. The warp is a Jaspe silk. This is a muga silk spun with noil giving an uneven yarn. The weft silk & merino wool. When woven the silk merino dominates with the Jaspe silk giving flecks & speckles of colour.


Rustic Rupestre is finished with Rustic Sand on the loom, see pictures.

3 more colour ways to come, Blue, Cerise pink & Raspberry. I will post as these are made.

Rustic Rupestre
Rustic Rupestre
Rustis Sand
Rustis Sand

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.

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