Silk-Kit - Create your own silk

SILK KIT

 

ANYWAYS BOTTEGA
Italian products

The art of silk experienced great splendor in Calabria.

In Catanzaro, the cultivation of mulberry trees, the breeding of silkworms and the weaving of precious yarns were extremely widespread in ancient times.

Thanks to the passion and commitment of three young Calabrians, this wonderful old tradition has been brought back to life.

  • Miriam

  • Giovanna

  • Domenico

Miriam has a great love for nature. Giovanna, with her sincere smile, loves art and simplicity. Domenico grew up raising silkworms.

Together they decided to use the resources of their land and revived the old production chain of mulberry and silk cultivation.
Their daily work contributes to the growth of the territory and its sustainable development, while protecting environment and landscape.

Here in the heart of Magna Graecia we still find unspoilt places where nature reigns.
1.5 hectares of land belong to the breeding of silkworms, along with relics of silk history and ancient looms.

If you are in Calabria, this is your chance to see their work and caterpillar first hand and to attend a workshop on cocoons and looms.

Can’t you visit Calabria in the near future?
Then let yourself be inspired by their passion and creativity right at your home!

Silk-Kit - Create your own silk

Miriam, Giovanna and Domenico developed this kit for those who like facing new challenges:
let create your own yarn!

  • 25 moth’s perforated cocoons already cleaned
  • a wood spindle
  • soap for the degumming process
  • 5 degummed cocoons (sample for the first result to achieve)
  • sample of the twisted yarn (sample for the second result to achieve)
  • instruction manual
  • a video tutorial

Peace Silk respects the silkworm’s lifecycle as it comes from the cocoons of certified organic farms.
There are many different ways to process the Peace Silk.
With this kit you will learn the easiest one and you will make this precious yarn from the comfort of your own home.

Price: 79 EUR (+ shipping costs)

All ANYWAYS.BOTTEGA products are linked to local production and artisans.
Availability may vary at different stages of the year.

 

Discover the experience dedicated to silk in Calabria, linked to the oldest silk production tradition in Europe.
Discover other experiences related to the products and crafts typical of the Calabria region.
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