Wednesday, September 23, 2009

a fine web we weave

Photo: Fred R. Conrad for the New York Times

Not one thread ever broke on the loom — it’s that strong.

Nicholas Godley, an American fashion designer living in Madagascar, remarking in today's New York Times on the textile created from the silk of the golden orb spider, which he and a colleague and a legion of assistants painstakingly gathered and wove.

That spectacular saffron color is native to the silk -- no dyes were applied.

The strength of the spider silk is no surprise, given the research that Randy Lewis has conducted into the marvelous material »

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