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Tonya's Silk Journey

What is Silk? How is it cultivated?

Tonya Butcher

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. 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 are ready to begin spinning a cocoon. A straw frame is placed over the tray of caterpillars, and each caterpillar...

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You can now order my book "100 Ways To Wear A Scarf"

Tonya Butcher

You can now order my book "100 Ways To Wear A Scarf"

Step by step illustrations of 100 ways to wear a scarf. In this book I walk you through how to use your beautiful scarves with ease. Get yours today! You can purchase my book on Amazon.com, CLICK HERE

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Richmond Arts in the Park

Tonya Butcher

Richmond Arts in the Park

I am so excited about Art in the Park this weekend. Come on out to Byrd Park and enjoy the many talented artists.  I have some beautiful new designs to share. 

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New Product "How To Wear A Scarf"

Tonya Butcher

New Product "How To Wear A Scarf"

I have created a new series of videos that will show you step by step how to wear your beautiful scarves. Now only $49. https://silksbytonya.com/collections/videos/products/how-to-wear-scarf

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Enjoying Rockville Md A-RTS Festival

Tonya Butcher

Enjoying Rockville Md A-RTS Festival

We are having a great time meeting all the locals in Rockville.

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