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    Silk Cocoons have arrived

    Thanks for your interest I'll be setting up an order page on my website today. I'll let you all know when it's ready. Deda, Yeas the little buggers can be spun into silk thread. There's about 800 meters of very fine silk on each cocoon. I have never personally spun thread, but have seen...
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    Silk Cocoons have arrived

    Hello everyone I have just received a new shipment of silk cocoons. I have roughly 4000 silk cocoons and since there was quite a bit of interest in silk, I thought I'd share with my fellow soapers. If anyone has interest in Japanese silk worm cocoons? I can set up a special order page on...
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    Silk.....

    TW, I bet that was a surprise. If the cocoon is whole, with no hole, (confusing stuff, English) then there is defiantly a little worm still inside. The cocoons I use are harvested after the worm has left the cocoon. If there is interest in silk cocoons, maybe I can make some of mine...
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    Silk.....

    Hi TW, How big are the cocoons from Look China? Some can be as small as a pea. An average sized cocoon will be about as big as the tip of your index finger - from finger tip to first knuckle. The cocoons I use are about a big as my thumb and weight close to 1gr a piece. There's about 1000...
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    Silk.....

    I use raw silk from silk cocoons in all of my soaps. One cocoon per soap added to the water and lye. It takes about 2 minutes for the cocoons to dissolve with gentle stirring.They don't come cheap though. They can be bought in the drugstores in Japan in bags of 20 for around 50 yen (48 cents...
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    Konichiwa From Japan

    Konichiwa mina-san! (Hello everyone) I make handmade soap in Kyoto, Japan. Sometimes it is more difficult than in the west... Sometimes it is easier. For example, essential oils are crazy expensive here in Japan. 2000yen ( about 20$) for 10ml of Orange Oil. 1ml of Rose Absolute costs...
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