Carbonel (carbonel) wrote in handspinning,
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Looking for advice regarding spun silk cocoons

At this year's Shepherd's Harvest, the only spinnable thing I bought was a couple of ounces of dyed silk cocoons -- because I loved the color (a lightish teal) and they were inexpensive. I had no idea what to do with them, so I tried carding them. I ended up with a bag of rolags that I've been spinning into a lace-weight single with lots and lots of slubs.

I could just ply it, either as two-ply or Navajo-ply, but I'm looking for other ideas. Any suggestions on what else might work well to ply it with? I haven't done much in the way of novelty yarn, but this seems as if it might be part of an interesting one.
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