Top quality Tussah Silk Laps.
The laps are ecru/honey coloured.
Our silk laps are produced whilst carding the silk fibres to produce silk tops for spinning into yarn , consequently they have a similar staple length as the tops but with much more texture.
The silk fibres are fed into an industrial drum carder to be carded into silk sliver. At the end of the day the carder is all matted up (a bit like a hairbrush) the lap is then peeled from the drum in a flat sheet. A full lap measures about 4 feet by 8 feet, weighs approximately 1.2 kilos and is so called because it is one lap of the drum carder.
We break the lap down into smaller pieces, but it still comes in the form of a flat sheet, from which fine layers can be peeled.
The silk laps are especially good for felt makers to include with wool whilst wet felting to create added texture and lustre.
The laps are also suitable for spinning into yarn, needefelting, silk paper making (Silk Fusion), mixed media techniques, embroidery and scrapbooking.
We are a VAT registered business.
VAT Registration Number GB 747 0015 55.
Orders from within the UK will include 20% VAT. If you require a VAT invoice please let us know and we will supply one with your order.
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You can pay for your order via Paypal, or using Etsy's Direct Checkout with a credit or debit card.
You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:
You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
We offer Free Worldwide shipping on orders over £120 which is applied automatically at the checkout.
(exceptions to this are large bulky items such as multiple large bags of silk fibres or 50 metre rolls of cotton scrim. Please ask for quotes for shipping on these items).
We operate a worldwide mail order service and aim to pick pack and dispatch orders within 2 to 5 working days.
We post items Monday - Friday and we do not post on weekends.
We post all items by Royal Mail 2nd class within the UK which takes 1 - 4 working days but could take up to 15 working days to arrive. If the item has still not arrived within 15 workings days please contact us.
For International postage, we use international standard and international signed for services, please allow up to 25 working days for delivery. Most of our international parcels are however, delivered within one to two weeks.
International orders over certain values (this can vary depending on your country) may attract custom fees and/or import charges. This is out of our control and any fees incurred are the buyers responsibility. It is illegal for us to mark the parcel as a gift or sample, unless it is actually a sample (ie. unpaid for).
Please check that what you are purchasing will be allowed through customs in your country, if items are returned to us due to being refused by customs, we will refund the cost of the item, but not the shipping fees.
Prices are changing for Royal Mail parcel products to the USA from 1 July 2020
As a result of exceptional cost increases outside of our control, we are reluctantly introducing pricing changes for parcels being sent to the USA from 1 July. We are limiting the increase to only recover the costs we are experiencing.
These costs are a direct result of:
An increase of more than 100% in the fees the US Postal Service (USPS) charges for the ‘last mile’ delivery of international mail
Securing air freight at inflated market costs due to a 95% reduction in air passenger flights globally following the outbreak of Covid-19.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If you are in any way unhappy with your purchase please let us know and we will try to rectify the problem.
Some items are sold exactly as seen, others have only a representational photograph (eg Pick and Mix selections). Many of our items are represented using generic images and colours may vary between dye baths. We want you to be pleased with your purchases so please make sure you read our descriptions and shop policies so that you know exactly what you are buying.
If you wish to return an item, please contact us within 14 days of receipt and return within 28 days, unused with original packaging.
Postage is not refunded except where the item is faulty, damaged or not as described.
The cost of the postage for returning the item is the buyers responsibility - we recommend that you use an insured/trackable method of return.
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All our products are dyed in a smoke free and pet free environment.
We thoroughly rinse and scour our products of residual dye, but they cannot be guaranteed colourfast.
We always try to portray our colours as accurately as possible, we colour match our images using an Apple iPad, but please be aware that different monitors display colours differently.