Design Blocks

Spider Silk – Victoria and Albert Museum

Posted on: January 19, 2012

I cannot wait to share these images with my textiles students later this semester but in the mean time I thought you would all be interested to see a slide show of images featuring a shawl completely woven from spider silk. It took 80 people and seven years to collect enough silk to complete this shawl, which will be on display later this month at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK. Click here to view a picture gallery of this magnificent shawl!

{Image via BBC News}

{Detail Image via BBC News}


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