Tonya's Silk Journey

You will be seeing more of Bill

You will be seeing more of Bill

luckiest lady alive.... I get to create and travel with my love.

A new line of blouses and vests are making a debut!!!! Come out and see them!

A new line of blouses and vests are making a debut!!!! Come out and see them!

I have been working hard since arriving home from Florida to bring you this new line of blouses and vests. I am super excited about both, as they have been on my mind for some time. I am sure you will find one you love. I will continue to add more to the site as I get them completed.

You can check out the collection of blouses and vests by either coming to a show or visiting that section of my site 

Each piece of silk is painted with a blouse in mind, Once the piece is painted and the...


The Van Build Has Begun... YAY! A dream being realized!

The Van Build Has Begun... YAY! A dream being realized!

Maxxair Fan Installation.

Introducing.... A new line of ponchos!

Introducing.... A new line of ponchos!

FOR SHOW GOERS ONLY!!! To treat all of you who come out and support me at the art shows, I have developed a new line of ponchos (JUST 4 U). So see my art show schedule and come on out and get your beautiful new poncho.... There are lots of beautiful colors to choose from... See you soon

hand painted silk poncho

 


What is Silk? How is it cultivated?

What is Silk? How is it cultivated?

What is silk?

Silk is a protein fiber, secreted from a special gland in the chin of a caterpillar. In the wild, caterpillars use the silk to build snug cocoons to protect them while they change into pupae and then into adult moths.

silkworm moth

How silk is cultivated.

Silk moths lay eggs on specially prepared paper. The eggs hatch and the caterpillars (silkworms) are fed fresh mulberry leaves. After about 35 days and 4 moltings, the caterpillars are 10,000 times heavier than when hatched and...