I and about bunch of other knitting enthusiasts spent the afternoon being wowed by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, otherwise known as the Yarn Harlot. She shared her knowledge of silk, and showed us the technique, known as Mawata, of stretching out the silk pod. I thought I knew a lot about silk. I discovered very quickly I knew nothing. Stephanie was extremely knowledgable, and generously shared the history, stories, and science of silk and is production.
What an amazing class! I'll never look at a hank of silk the same way again!