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11 Foot Cloth from Golden Orb Spider Silk… September 24, 2009

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in FiberART.
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A long forgotten Art Craft of Madagascar is being brought to light by Mr. Peers – a British art historian and Mr. Godley – an American fashion designer.  Along with a million or so Spiders they have created an unforgettable cloth textile to share with the world.

Golden Orb Spider Textile
Golden Orb Spider Textile

Golden Orb Spiders
Golden Orb Spiders

Spool of Spider filament for thread.
Spool of Spider filament for thread.

If you live in Manhattan or plan a visit take time to see this unique cloth at American Museum of Natural History – more info on the SITEs below …

Spider Silk | American Museum of Natural History

One Million Golden Spiders’ Web Used for Golden Cloth – It is currently on display in New York – Softpedia

1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth | Wired Science | Wired.com

Discovery News: Born Animal: One Million Wild Spiders Supplied Silk for Rare Textile

At the American Museum of Natural History, Gossamer Silk From Spiders – NYTimes.com

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1. Ms Beng - September 30, 2009

HI Lady, thought I’d stop by to say hi.. saw your note from Famr Ville. I am your nieghbor, Ms beng.

ladywillowtreehouse - November 9, 2009

Hi Beng thanks for visiting my BLOG and for the comment. Good to hear from you. /;)

2. Janet Bocciardi - June 28, 2010

I found your blog via you becoming a fan of mine! Isn’t technology grand?! Seriously, I love your blog. I have loved fiber my whole life and is the thing I’ve worked with the longest.

I’ve also sent you a friend request on Ravelry.

If it’s okay, I’m going to add your blog to my blog roll.

3. isah - January 14, 2012

Hello Lady Willow,
Now I am a fan of your blog. You have such an educational blog. Will come often here to see what you have in store for us he he…

Thank you for visiting mine.

ladywillowtreehouse - January 14, 2012

Thank you for the compliment. I enjoy sharing unique talent as well as delicious food. /;)


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