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12 September 2021

Silk Fibre Preparation with Nido di Seta, Aalto University

How was silk fibre prepared in the early modern period? This hands-on workshop, led by Miriam Pugliese from the Nido di Seta cooperative based in Calabria, covered the whole process of extracting silk fibre, from discussing the cultivation of mulberry leaves, to caring for silkworms and selecting cocoons.

During this workshop, participants had the opportunity to experiment with the process of silk preparation, from extracting and reeling silk, to twisting, doubling and degumming the thread.

The silk fibre preparation workshop was organised in connection of the Refashioning the Renaissance Conference, organised 10-11 September 2021.