My trip is almost coming to an end. To finish up I’m making my way through Africa. I landed in Madagascar, for a sunny getaway. I’ll visit the Avenue of the Baobabs later on. The Baobab is a typical tree you can find in Madagascar.
Did you know Madagascar is known for their terrific silk-production? The cocoons of the caterpillar of the silk butterfly are used for silk fabric. Making silk is a very delicate process. As soon the caterpillar has made his cocoon, it’s carefully cut out of them and placed into a protected environment to grow up. After the cocoon is harvested, it’s washed, dried, ironed and sewed into a larger piece of fabric. Amazing how every fabric has its own story!
What’s your favourite fabric to work with?