This listing is for our "Cobalt Blue" colorway of ButterSilk™.
This deep shade of blue is achieved by soaking the silk for a full night and day, then dyeing and re-dyeing until all traces of white are gone. The silk is then adorned with hints of pink throughout, giving it a gorgeous glam that reminds me of a midnight sky.
Welcome our signature product, "ButterSilk" which stands for Butterfly Silk. It is as beautiful as a butterfly's wings, and as soft as butter!
What is ButterSilk?
ButterSilk is a very special blend of multiple types of pure silks with a hint of sparkle fiber! Unlike other silk products on the market, ButterSilk is more than a silk waste fiber (such as dyed pulled silk). Instead, we use only the BEST ingredients - AI-1 quality silk. The difference between premium quality silk and lesser quality silk is not only obvious by its luster and shine, but also by its softness and staple length. We take pride in our product and make each order by hand, rather than having someone else make it for us. Because of that, we can offer custom dyed colors to fit absolutely any color palette you can dream up! ButterSilk is special, and you will feel why when you get your hands on it.
Want us to make a custom color blend just for you? Contact us and we will get to work immediately!
At first glance, the embellishments in ButterSilk fiber look somewhat similar to traditional sari silk fiber, but instead of it all being individual (tangled) threads, this silk has been pulled and carded in such a way that it is fluffy and easy to spin. I spend hours and hours doing this by hand to ensure that each batch is both unique and pristine. The small amounts of sparkle are added to give you an iridescent fiber that truly looks like a butterfly's wings.
You can spin it by itself, or better yet, make some wonderful batts and rolags with it! This is THE best material for a creative, one of a kind art yarn. You can also use it for an incredible felted project! Sandwich ButterSilk between two cobweb thin layers of wool for an artistic nuno felted piece - let your imagination take you where it will!
You can also use this wonderful silk fiber in other crafting projects, such as doll-making, scrapbooking, paper making, and more! It is also amazing for felting, and you can be as creative as you want to be with this wonderfully soft silk fiber.
Due to the nature of ButterSilk, each batch is a little bit different. Expect natural variations! You will likely get a good variety with each order.
If you have any questions just ask, and thank you for looking!
PLEASE NOTE: We try to keep a few ounces of each ButterSilk™ colorway on hand at all times, but most of the time we still end up making each batch as you order it (due to the popularity of these wonderful fibers). This does take some time. PLEASE let us know if you are in a hurry and we will do everything in our power to rush your order to you. Otherwise, most ButterSilk™ orders will be mailed within the standard 3 to 5 business day time frame. Please note that larger orders take longer to send, but we will do everything in our power to make it a quick process for you.