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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Africa Silks

01 Africa Silks Graskop Mpumalanga ZA (1024x781)
Africa Silks gave us the royal tour...

15 comments:

Karen said...

That yarn is gorgeous! I did not know they make silk yarn.

Jo said...

That is one unbroken thread, Gaelyn. I loved the sleeveless blouse; bless Joan for giving it you for your birthday. Those vibrant coloured yarns are beautiful. Look forward to seeing the knitted hat. (((Hugs))) Jo

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

One unbroken thread? Unbelievable, and simply amazing. As well I'm moved by the mission, helping unemployed women of South Africa. BTW, both shirts are great - what a nice pal Joan is on many levels! This post is fabulous, Gaelyn. Thanks for taking us along.

Silver Fox said...

It's so neat that you could visit a place like this, and buy some of their beautiful yarn direct.

And they have a neat website!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This reminds me of when I was at school in Zimababwe and I had shoe boxes full of silk worms. We had a large mulberry tree in the garden so feeding them was easy. Not sure what I ever did with the silk now, I am sure I never made anything:-) Sounds like you had a good time there. Diane

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That is truely amazing to me.

Barb said...

I can hardly believe that the silk from one cocoon is that long! Very interesting post, Gaelyn.

Janie said...

The length of one thread is amazing!
I always associated silk with the Far East, but never thought of silk coming from Africa.
It's so interesting to hear how the silk is processed.

blog with no name said...

SILK!!! YES!!!

tattytiara said...

I had to call my boyfriend in to see that 1.3 km thread - that's amazing!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a wonderful post Gaelyn and that breakfast was SO good!! :) Thanks for the plugs again.

Diane AZ said...

How fascinating to see how the silk thread goes from cocoon to fabric! Your blouses and colorful silk yarns look wonderful.

A human kind of human said...

Once again I have enjoyed travelling my own country through your words and photos. Thanks.

helena.heliotrope said...

That sounds like an incredible store. I really like how it works in conjuction with the South African women, providing work, as opposed to merely buying cheap goods from them (or African-looking goods from China/Korea/etc.!) and then selling them to Americans at a much inflated price.

Firefly said...

I read Joan's post when she wrote about it and I never knew that you got mopani worm silk. I want some.

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