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Yarny goodness

During my vacation in London I of course had to stop at a yarn store – much to the annoyance of my son. I decided to go to I Knit near Waterloo station and browsed their selection. 362 more words


The Last Weaver of Sea Silk

Photo: Andrea Pasquali
Chiara Vigo harvests byssus without harming the clam and uses the sea silk to weave special fabric “for outcasts, the poor, people in need.” She keeps this clam for educational purposes. 482 more words

The last surviving sea silk seamstress

Byssus, or sea silk, is one of the most coveted materials in the world – but after more than 1,000 years in the same matrilineal family tree, this ancient thread may soon unravel. 1,821 more words

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