Silk hankies, what to do with them?! This was a question I was asking myself back in 2013 when I first started wrapping textured yarns up in silk. My first experiments involved some eyelash yarn and a coil, you can read about it on the Majacraft blog, it was all started with a dream about cobwebs 🙂 https://www.majacraft.co.nz/?p=516

Since then I have continued to play around with materials and techniques to refine the process and see what else I could do with it. I did some ‘wrapping and trapping’, adding in felted nepps inside the layer of silk, this was fun and successful and looked great in a weaving. Silk is such a strong and grippy thread that it has a very wide range of versatility, and of course the colour potential and sheen always adds a zing to any yarn it is added in to.

Back then I did a very brief ‘this is how I did it’ video, so now I have consolidated the technique further i felt it was time to create a more comprehensive video showing you one way, the original way, to do it! I love to create a very architectural yarn as the base for silk glazing, because it creates a wonderful sculptural kind of texture for the glaze to adhere to.

Of course, this is just one way, you should also feel free to experiment with things like: silk glazing your singles and then plying to integrate the silk inside the yarn instead of outside it, Silk Glazing lockspun yarns, adding a light glaze of the same colour around any kind of yarn (the silk enhances the colour tremendously).

So with no further ado – here is my latest video tutorial: WoolWench Silk Glazing! I hope you enjoy it and give it a go!

9 thoughts on “Yarn Glazing: A Tutorial

  • June 19, 2018 at 10:22 am
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    Suzy , thank you for this inspiring video.
    I watched it with great stunning!
    I have to practis some more for what you make look so easy 😄 .
    I will enjoy the journey.
    Many greetings from the Netherlands.

    Anja

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    • June 19, 2018 at 10:15 pm
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      Graag gedaan Anja!

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  • June 19, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    Suzy you are so inspiring with your amazing ideas! Thank you for sharing this technique. It’s always a pleasure to watch and hear you doing your creations.

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    • June 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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      Thanks Pam, I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  • June 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm
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    Great video Suzy. Will definitely try this. Love the added texture and colour,

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  • June 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm
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    Looks absolutely fabulous! How have you used this yarn I wonder?
    Thanks so much for sharing this video!

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    • June 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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      Hi Jane! So far I have used these yarns in my weavings, they are wonderful for adding colour and texture, and yet they are light and soft so work in with other yarns really nicely! I also think they would knit well with some big needles, perhaps a cowl, or a hat, or as a highlight into a bigger project.

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  • June 20, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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    Thank you, I am not set up for art yarn, yet! You have inspired me though. What a great video.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 6:51 pm
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    I am thinking if I could silk wrap a less textured 2 ply and if I could do it at the same time I ply the yarn. I don’t know if I can hold my fingers and hands with as much going on as you do. Lovely!!!

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