Japanese Silk Waste Carrier Rod Forms
Japanese Silk Waste Carrier Rod Forms
Japanese Silk Waste Carrier Rod Forms
Yoshiko Wada

Japanese Silk Waste Carrier Rod Forms

Regular price $10.00

These stiff forms are a by-product of the silk-reeling process, created when silk filament catches on the reeling machine's carrier rod. When a substantial amount of silk waste accumulates on the rod, it is cut off to prevent it from inhibiting the machine. These "carrier rod forms" are rare 100% Japanese silk, made of strong but short filaments covered with sericin (gummy protein), and are usually sold to spinning mills to create spun silk. Our supplier is one of only two reeling mills still operating in Japan.

Use the carrier rod forms in their original state, boil in hot water to mold sculptural forms, or spin your own silk thread. Remove the sericin with soda ash to obtain soft sheets of silk for felting, papermaking, sculpting, sewing, or other creative endeavors.

Approximately 20 pieces per 25g bag; 80 pieces per 100g bag. Forms are approximately 15 x 1cm (6 x .5in).

All sales are final. No returns or refunds.

Slow Fiber Studios is not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Please contact your local post office with your tracking number to resolve any issues with delivery.

Please allow up to five days from the original purchase date for Slow Fiber Studios staff to process orders.

International Customers

USPS First Class International shipping does not include tracking service. Please use Priority Mail International or higher to guarantee tracking to the destination.

Slow Fiber Studios is not responsible for packages held or confiscated at customs. Customs may delay your package delivery significantly. Some countries may require in-person pickup or charge fees before releasing your package. The customer is responsible for any customs fees. Using Priority Mail International or higher is more likely to expedite your package.


Wholesale prices are available for select shop items. Please enquire with staff@yoshikowada.com for product information, prices, and terms.

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