Silk is a natural fiber that is produced by the silkworm--the caterpillar larva of the domesticated silkmoth Bombyx mori. The cultivation of silk from silkworms is a process known as silk farming, or sericulture. Silkworms were first discovered by the Chinese around 2,700 BC and for many centuries, the Chinese were the only civilization with the knowledge to make silk but eventually, the secrets of sericulture spread to other parts of the world. Here, we explore how silk is harvested and turned into silk threads.
Here is a closer look at the hardware that accompanies each of our silk embroidery art pieces.
Our wood frames come in two finishes: black matte and espresso. Our soft-mounted embroidery is matted and its flexible backing allows it to be rolled and cut to size.