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tussah

August 7, 2010 in Glossary

Produced from cocoons of wild tussah silkworms that eat oak and juniper leaves. It’s most commonly available in its natural color (a creamy tan) becuase it’s difficult to dye. Tussah works well for travel garments because it’s wrinkle resistant.

Barnabee, Sue. Creative Machine Embroidery, July/August, 2010, page 18.

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