These are the hanks of thread I've been dyeing.
I want to eat them!
(Maybe Suz was right when she left a comment saying they looked like shrivelled Asian delicacies)
They are a beautiful silk cotton blend thread, almost the weight of perle cotton.
It turns out you need the proper skein winding tools for that job. So (gasp in horror if you like) I cut the hank in half and then I can pull out 1.3 metre threads. I take out 10 at a time and knot them into a bundle and dye them like that.
So, so beautiful. I can't decide which is my favourite.