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Spider Gossamer Silk

Check this out:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/

Pretty amazing!

About Kathie K

An illustrator living on Boston's beautiful Northshore. Learned to weave less than 2 years ago but got bit hard by the weaving bug. So much fiber, so little time!

2 Thoughts on “Spider Gossamer Silk

  1. 14,000 spiders to yield 1 oz of silk and the piece weighs over 2 lbs! This whole article is unbelievable. The textile piece is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting this Kathie even though my lifelong fear has been ….. spiders! Can you imagine a fiber person having that fear?

  2. Kathie K on September 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM said:

    I’m not a huge fan of spiders myself.
    I do have a new found respect for them after
    seeing that woven treasure.

    I hope that piece will come to Boston or perhaps I ought to go to New York …

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