Thursday, September 11, 2014
Beading the Tiger
Then my thoughts turned to the cord. Nice as they were, I wanted something more cruelty free than the braided leather cords. Then I found some pretty silk cords which I thought I could use in a bunch or maybe braid them. I wondered about the drape - would it be too soft? It would definitely be softed than the leather. Hmmm.
So then one night while I was reading a wonderful new novel, "The Silkworm," I ran across the distressing news that silk comes from silkworm coccoons (I knew that) that they drop in boiling water or pierce with a needle to kill the moth larvae (I hadn't thought about that)! Yikes! So silk is not cruelty free after all.
So what is there that's cruelty free? Cotton? Linen? Hemp? I'm almost back to the leather.