Another item I make which seems to fascinate people at craft fairs are silk bowls and they are surprised when they feel how light they are. They are made from silk fibre which is sandwiched between 2 pieces of dissolving film before being stitched. You can buy the silk already dyed or dye it yourself using acid dyes. Mine was bought at the Norwich Textile and Bead Fair in May. This is then washed out and a small amount of fabric stiffener is applied before it is moulded over a shape.