A really important goal of mine is to incorporate even more eco-friendly processes and materials into my life and business. One of the results of this goal is my exploration into Peace Silk. Peace Silk, or vegetarian silk, is made using silk that does not hurt the silkworm in the creation of the material. There are also many other kind of earth-friendly silks available, including “Tussah” wild silks. Wild Silks are gathered from wild silkworms after they have naturally expelled the silk from their bodies. Since these wild silkworms eat all sort of different kinds of trees, the silk from wild silkworms may be green, or red, or other colors! no dye needed!
Recently, I bought some of the silk organza peace silk. It has dyed wonderfully! It’s a bit thicker than more commercially available silk organza, but I think this will lend itself to my three-dimensional processes. It’s about 4 times more expensive than other silk organzas, though, so I am being very conservative in my use of it.