Exquisite sari silk slivers for Spinning, Papermaking & Nuno Felting

This exotic Purple Jewel mix from Rajasthan sparkles with flashes of cobalt blue, amber, amethyst, fuschia, saffron yellow, jade green, turquoise magenta, carmine red, deep mulberry
Cobalt Blue mix of Sari silk slivers. Cobalt blue radiates among magenta, fuschia, lavender, cerulean blue and mulberry hues.

Prices …

  • 20 gm or 5 metres £2.50
  • 40 gm or 10 metres £5
  • 60m or 15 metres is £7
  • 80 gm or 20 metres is £8
  • 100gm or 25 metres £9
  • P&P £1.64
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A lustrous Fiesta mix from Rajasthan that requires its own glossary of colours! Iridescent shimmers of canary yellow, parakeet green, peacock blue and fuschia pink jump out from a bed of spun threads in pistachio, watermelon, pomegranate and mango. OTT? YES, but so is this silken yarn!

Sari silk slivers are wonderful to use in crafts and creative mixed media and experimental textile  projects. I incorporate sari silk slivers into my wet felting projects, such as Nuno and Cobweb felting, whilst other use them for paper making or spinning.
Sari Silk slivers are beautifully soft and lustrous fibres which are a by-product of the trimmed saris after bring woven. These silk trimmings are gathered up and processed to make a silky coil of fabric with a predominant sheen of your chosen  colour, underlaid with tiny mixed threads which can be spun, woven with yarns or used in wet felting and needle felting.
As a fibre artist, I often mix the purple and red sari silk slivers with merino wools when felting moorland and distant mountain scenes. The turquoise slivers are gorgeous when used as embellishments into seascapes, giving the sea a subtle shimmering effect.
Wet Felting and Needle Felting: Silk slivers can be needle felted directly onto felted pieces as  decoration. This has the benefit of being a recycled product, which also means there can be slight variations in colour.
Slivers have a soft and featherlike touch which can be easily spun with wools, silks and other yarns to create uniquely coloured  and textured yarns.
I’ve included a few photographs by way of example.
These fibres are ethically sourced directly from the manufacturer in Rajasthan who takes a great pride in this product. I buy them for my own use and sell my small surplus stock.
The four colours on offer are Red, Purple, Turquoise and Emerald Green.

Royal blue mix.

Recycled silk yarn is a lovely fiber that also happens to help people and the planet. As the name implies, recycled silk yarn is made from recycled silk, more specifically the waste silk from industrial weaving mills in India (the silk is mostly used to make saris). The yarn is hand-spun in Nepal and India, giving women there a way to work and earn money. It’s beautiful all around.
The yarns made from spinning the recycled sari silk fibres are unique and great for knitting projects like bags, hats and cowls.

Emerald Green mix £9 per 25 metres/100 grams
Red mix £9 per 25 metres/100 grams
Turquoise and Blue Ocean mix £9 per 25 metres /100 grams
Autumn Leaves mix £9 per 25 metres / 100 grams
Close up of Autumn Leaves mix. Dying embers of Autumn bonfire with licks of yellow, flame red, russet orange, jade green, flecks of forest green and woodland tones of browns, indigo and greys. Atmospheric mix of dark and bright.

As a fibre artist, I often mix the purple and red sari silk slivers with merino wools when felting moorland and distant mountain scenes. The turquoise slivers are gorgeous when used as embellishments into seascapes, giving the sea a subtle shimmering effect.
Wet Felting and Needle Felting: Silk slivers can be needle felted directly onto felted pieces as  decoration. This has the benefit of being a recycled product, which also means there can be slight variations in colour.
Slivers have a soft and featherlike touch which can be easily spun with wools, silks and other yarns to create uniquely coloured  and textured yarns.
I’ve included a few photographs by way of example.
These fibres are ethically sourced directly from the manufacturer in Rajasthan who takes a great pride in this product. I buy them for my own use and sell my small surplus stock.
The seven colours I have currently are

  • Red mix
  • Blue mix
  • Vivid Purple
  • Emerald Green
  • Turquoise and Teal Ocean mix
  • Autumn Leaves mix
  • Fiesta mix of pastel pinks, yellows, blues, greens etc.

I will include samples of the other silk slivers as well, if you order one colour.
In addition, I’m happy to respond to any queries about wet felting: you can always contact me at feltingindevon@gmail.com.

Examples of how I have used Sari Silk Slivers in Wet Felting.

Adding lustre and texture to seas and skies.

Turquoise silk incorporated into the sea and iridescent blue into the sky in this wet felted seascape.
Adding a shimmer to this felted picture inspired by Klimt’s The Kiss.
Adding lustre to felted flowers.
An abstract wall hanging collage of felt offcuts embellished with sari silk slivers.
An exotic lady felt using both needle and wet felting techniques, together with embellishments of sari silk and scraps of chiffon and net.
Showing how red fibres were incorporated.
Showing how green fibres were incorporated. Notice how light sar silk is. 100 grammes is a massive amount. I can sell in packs of 20 gms.
Impressionistic wall hanging of a Devon Walk using both sari silks and tussah silks to add light and texture.
Both blue and turquoise sari silks added lustre and tone to sky and sea. The surf was created by curly tops.
Funky 3 D felting sampler using a variety of embellishments including silks.
Adding shimmers to felted bags.

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