Northeast Fiber Arts Center

The candy store for knitters, spinners, felters & weavers.

Dyed Hankies (mawattas)

Silk "hankies" (sometimes called mawattas) are 100% silk. They are created by stretching the silk cocoons over a square frame .

These are interesting for knitting, weaving, spinning and felting. You can knit directly from them, lay them in the shed for an interesting weft, spin yarn from them and use them as embellishments in felting. In each case they add color, strength and luster to your project. They can even be used by themselves in making silk paper. There are approximately 20 cocoons per bag.

We usually have 8-12 colors in stock. They can be ordered below by "general" color categories, but it is best to call the order in and then we can better describe to you the nuances of colors we have in stock at the moment over the phone. It's up to you.

Price: $9.99/bag