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Sari Silk Products--Compare and Contrast
Sari Silk Products--Compare and Contrast

September 02, 2022

We have three different sari silk products from India that are similar enough that I get questions about their differences....

Complex Weavers' New Book
Complex Weavers' New Book

September 02, 2022

Plied vs Cabled Yarn
Plied vs Cabled Yarn

August 05, 2022

So many of our favorite yarns are plied...usually a 2-ply but often a 3-ply. But what is a cabled yarn? and why would I want it?

Ice Crystals free draft
Ice Crystals free draft

August 05, 2022

Want to try combining a cabled yarn and a 2-ply yarn in one project? This crackle structure woven as overshot uses

Natural Elegance in Twill
Natural Elegance in Twill

July 01, 2022

Beautiful and luxurious yarns bring sophisticated elegance to simple structures. One outstanding example is Judy Stewart's Natural Elegance in Handwoven magazine May/June 2022 issue, page 59-61. Judy combined Carmelina...

Amaryllis in Winter
Amaryllis in Winter

July 01, 2022

Diane de Souza and I were traveling home and started talking about silk contrasts...white vs cream, matte vs shiny...

65 Roses Silk Scarves Weaving Kit
65 Roses Silk Scarves Weaving Kit

June 03, 2022

What is Treenway Silks' connection to cystic fibrosis? You're not the first to ask that. Susie...

65 Roses One-of-a-Kind Silk Yarn
65 Roses One-of-a-Kind Silk Yarn

June 03, 2022

65 Roses is our color line that supports research for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Treenway Silks donations at least 10% of all sales to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in honor of Andrea's angels.

Wandering Paths Stole
Wandering Paths Stole

July 21, 2018

Knitting with Sari Ribbons--secret finishing tips from Cheryl Oberle
Knitting with Sari Ribbons--secret finishing tips from Cheryl Oberle

July 28, 2013

For the last year Cheryle Oberle has enjoyed playing with Sari Silk Ribbon as a knitting medium. Working with the artisan-created streamers ...

Can Muga silk be dyed?
Can Muga silk be dyed?

January 31, 2012

Spoiler alert! The answer is ...

Prayer Shawl by Sarah Saulson
Prayer Shawl by Sarah Saulson

January 28, 2012

The spun silk just glows...

Peduncle Yarn from Tropical Tasar (tussah) Silk Cocoons
Peduncle Yarn from Tropical Tasar (tussah) Silk Cocoons

January 01, 2012

This very unusual silk yarn is from the tropical tussah (tasar in India) caterpillar. This “little guy” has a cocoon spinning process unlike any other silk producing caterpillars in the world, including the temperate tussah silkworm.

Silken Ankara yarn
Silken Ankara yarn

January 01, 2012

The year of the rabbit ends on January 22, 2012. The next rabbit year begins January 22, 2023. However, our Silken Ankara yarn (55% silk / 45% angora rabbit) is always available. Silken Ankara is so wonderfully soft it rivals cashmere!

Sprang Weavings by Carol James
Sprang Weavings by Carol James

December 01, 2011

Carol James, the SashWeaver (aka as "the sprang lady") has created two...

Muffy Young's Handwovens
Muffy Young's Handwovens

November 01, 2011

Is this gorgeous or what?!!

Lynn's Silk Stole on Loom
Lynn's Silk Stole on Loom

October 22, 2011

Lynn, from South Carolina, is making a vestment for her friend...

I ❤️ Threads & Ribbons

Tips & Tricks for using Serenity Silk Thread
Tips & Tricks for using Serenity Silk Thread

September 09, 2022

People have a love/hate relationship with Serenity silk thread. People love the look and the gorgeous sheen. But some people hate using it until they learn these few simple tips...

New 65 Roses Colors
New 65 Roses Colors

September 09, 2022

Just in time for fall, new colors of 65 Roses threads and ribbons

Silk Confetti
Silk Confetti

August 12, 2022

Ever been working on project and wish you had an assortment of colors of silk threads and ribbons? Here's what you've been looking for!

Free Stitch Bank from RNS
Free Stitch Bank from RNS

August 12, 2022

I love books, but...now where did I put that book?! Sometimes online libraries are easier for me to access. I found this wonderful free(!) RSN...

How to Test for Colorfastness
How to Test for Colorfastness

July 08, 2022

Has this ever happened to you? A gazillion hours of work on a stitching project and you're finally finished! You love it! You're so happy! You decide to wash, and then disaster!! Some threads bleed...

PieceWork magazine A Stitch in Time Library
PieceWork magazine A Stitch in Time Library

July 08, 2022

PieceWork magazine celebrates the rich history of needlework and makers from around the globe. I've loved this magazine from its first issue, especially the stories on stitching. Deanna Hall West, incredibly talented...

65 Roses Threads & Ribbons
65 Roses Threads & Ribbons

June 10, 2022

Introducing Shinju
Introducing Shinju

June 10, 2022

We are so excited to introduce our new thread "Shinju" which means...

Just Cross Stitich Jan/Feb 2020
Just Cross Stitich Jan/Feb 2020

December 30, 2019

So many projects featuring 65 Roses threads...

Silk Threads in Natural-dye colors
Silk Threads in Natural-dye colors

June 17, 2014

Our natural dyes color palette ...

Needlepoint Now magazine
Needlepoint Now magazine "Thread Tales" column

December 01, 2013

We're so EXCITED!! Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson's "Thread Tales" story in the November/December 2013 issue of Needlepoint Now magazine is a WONDERFUL article on Treenway Silks! Page 57.

Threedle's Triple Crown
Threedle's Triple Crown

November 01, 2013

Threedle Needleart Design's Triple Crown "The Belmont" colorway uses Treenway Silks' 100% silk threads ...

Halloween Cross Stitch Project
Halloween Cross Stitch Project

January 08, 2013

There's a terrific counted cross-stitch design by Peggy Tipton and Pat Cherry of Fern Ridge Collections that's in Just Cross Stitch magazine's ...

DebBee Designs' charts using Treenway Silks' thread
DebBee Designs' charts using Treenway Silks' thread

January 07, 2013

We’re so excited that esteemed canvas work designer Debbie Rowley (DebBee’s Designs) selected Treenway Silks’ threads to use in two designs! Both debuted at TNNA-June 2013 show and they have been incredibly popular!

Crazy Quilt Square
Crazy Quilt Square

September 02, 2011

Here's a crazy quilt square by Val Bothell of The Pink Bunny in Wichita, KS

I ❤️ Fibers

Red Eri Silk-natural or dyed
Red Eri Silk-natural or dyed

September 16, 2022

Most eri silk is white; however, Philosamia ricini silkworms, raised in the Goalpara District of Assam, India (and a few other locations) are red-gold. Nearly 10 years ago...

Red & White Eri Silk Mawata Cakes
Red & White Eri Silk Mawata Cakes

September 16, 2022

Dyed Silk/Cotton Sliver
Dyed Silk/Cotton Sliver

August 19, 2022

We had a chance to play with dyeing some silk and silk/blend sliver this month. Based on your votes ...

Dyed Silk cocoon vs Colored Silk cocoons
Dyed Silk cocoon vs Colored Silk cocoons

August 19, 2022

We packaged our hand-dyed bombyx cocoons and our colored bombyx cocoons. What is the difference?

Organic Tasar Mawata Cakes
Organic Tasar Mawata Cakes

July 22, 2022

We are so excited to introduce these two **new** varieties of oraganic wild tasar mawata cakes from India! What is tasar?

65 Roses--honorary designation
65 Roses--honorary designation

June 17, 2022

For this year, we are conferring honorary "65 Roses status" to all of our Salt Spring Island (SSI) colorways for June.

Multicolor Silk Fiber for Blending
Multicolor Silk Fiber for Blending

June 17, 2022

Long overlooked, this silk blend is relatively inexpensive and blends beautifully with wool and other fibers.

Haunted Forest
Haunted Forest

March 17, 2020

This is the Forest of No Return...

Dyeing Hankies
Dyeing Hankies

December 31, 2018

On New Years Eve...

Unicorn Tail
Unicorn Tail

June 04, 2017

New colorway naming contest...

Spinzilla 2016
Spinzilla 2016

October 10, 2016

Spinzilla is officially over...

Red Eri Sliver
Red Eri Sliver

March 01, 2014

In addition to our White Eri Silk combed top/sliver, we stock Red Eri Silk sliver from India. Our Red Eri Silk is ...

Wild Cocoons
Wild Cocoons

January 07, 2013

We carry five different wild cocoons (in addition to our Bombyx or cultivated cocoons).

Spinning the Solid-Color and new Variegated Tussah Silk Slivers
Spinning the Solid-Color and new Variegated Tussah Silk Slivers

January 12, 2011

Diane de Souza spun silk sliver to make samples for us. Treenway Silks' hand-dyed tussah sliver is either tonal or variegated. Diane prefers the tonal to a straight solid as it gives more depth to the finished yarn and is more interesting (mentally) to spin.

I ❤️ Treenway Silks

Visiting Fiber Art Shoppe in Albia, Iowa
Visiting Fiber Art Shoppe in Albia, Iowa

August 19, 2022

What a fun visit at Fiber Art Shoppe in Albia, Iowa. Sherri Duey, owner, invited me...

The Story of Kiku (the pup, not the yarn)
The Story of Kiku (the pup, not the yarn)

June 13, 2022

Best Dog Ever! June 11, 2010 - June 13, 2022

Photo Studio Assistant
Photo Studio Assistant

January 06, 2022

Supervisor Mayu...what would I do without you?!

In Memory
In Memory

June 09, 2021

Mom ♥♥♥

In Celebration of the Doll
In Celebration of the Doll

June 01, 2019

Treenway Silks is proud to be a sponsor of "In Celebration of the Doll" ...

Shop Assistant
Shop Assistant

February 20, 2019

Milk Mustache...helper or just another pretty face?

In Memory
In Memory

January 06, 2017

♥♥♥ Dad

Another Color!
Another Color!

June 09, 2016

Our new color is an exact match!

More Silk from China
More Silk from China

March 03, 2016

705 lbs artfully strapped into our pick up truck -- plus one box in the cab! Thank you Richard!

George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mount Vernon

December 01, 2014

If any of you are traveling to Virginia to take in the historical sites, be sure to notice the new drapery trimmings made with Treenway Silks' silk yarn.