Friday, October 2, 2009

More on Spider Silk and Weaving

Photos from the American Museum of Natural History's Flickr site.

If you've been following the story of the hottest textile on the planet, you're jonesing for photos of the weaving process. Here are some photos on Flickr and a link to the American Museum of Natural History's webpage for the Golden Orb Spider Textile. It is so unique it really should have a name.

I can't get over how beautiful the silk is intrinsically. As spun thread or woven textile, it really is golden.

1 comment:

Jennifer Corio (Cobalt Designworks) said...

The spiders themselves are works of art; quite beautiful. How I'd love to have a spool of their golden tread just as a sculptural centerpiece. Thanks for turning me on to spider silk, Patrick.