Understanding silk

When you see a label on a garment “100% silk”, what does it tell you?  Other than content, not much about silk grade and type.  If you see something like “Mulberry silk”, is that more information?  Yes, but that only talks about type of silk.  What about “bourette”? This is definitely silk grade, but not … More Understanding silk

What is the most difficult part in weaving?

I have heard different answers to that.  Some weavers would say that understanding a draft for the project is difficult, some mentioned handling a second warp.  Others – tying the treadles or getting a clean shed.  Non-weavers usually reply that the whole thing looks overwhelming.  And they all are right, of course.  Each of us … More What is the most difficult part in weaving?