Hand Dyed Mawata Silk Hankies


This lustrous fibre produces highlights in all kinds of felting; wet, nuno, needle and felt fusion. It is great for spinning or simply draw the fibre and knit alone or as a carry along with another yarn.


Hand dyed silk hankies have rich and vibrant colours. Use them to spin, felt, weave, knit or crochet and they will add a wonderful pop of colour and texture in your projects.

Silk Hankies (also known as Mawata) are made when the Silk moth’s cocoon is degummed and then hand stretched over a frame and dried, forming a thin sheet of silk fibre. Here is a video showing how they are made.

FELTING: Silk hankies add wonderful textures and colours to a felted piece. You can use them as they are or cut them into shapes. Click here for some additional information on felting with Mawata Silk Hankies

SPINNING: They are easy to spin with. Poke a hole in the middle and stretch out the square in to a tube of silk, then pull in to the desired thickness. Alternatively you can spin from the one corner. Give it a light spin or knit with it as is. Click here for some additional information on spinning with Mawata SilkHankies.

Each hankie can be separated into several fine layers.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

Carnival (8g), Carnival (5g), Where Forest Canopy (15g), Tropical (8g), Pink Sky at Night (16g), Pink Sky at Night (9g), Pink Sky at Night (8g), Pink Sky at Night-more pink (12g), Tidal Pool 29g (1), Tidal Pool 7g (8), Enchanted Tree 43g (5), Safari 26g (3), Safari 37g (4), Safari 13g (6), Safari 11g (7), Golden 6g (15), Mustard 12g (18), Hibiscus 15g (22), Conifer 17g (23), African Sunset (5g), African Sunset (8g), African Sunset -less yellow (8g), African Sunset (10g), African Sunset (12g), Africa (7g), Africa – Less Brown (9g), Africa (14g)