Varieties of silk yarn
Spinning silk is very different from spinning wool. The silk I have been experimenting with arrives as a top of fibre. I have spun it "off the fold" as recommended by a number of sources. Although it is difficult at first, the yarn is actually quite a joy to spin but I find that I need to cncentrate as any breaks are a lot more difficult to fix. Silk does not have the "cling " that you havve with woolbut the resulting yarn is smooth and lustrous.
I have spun the cultivated mulberry silk and tussah silk as well as recycled sari silk that I purchased from Feltfine. I plied the recycled sari silk with an extremely fine merino yarn for strength. These yarns will be used in my weaving.