I just have to do a post about silk after so many posts on my fb page about the spider silk cape at the V&A!
This is the link to an article all about the cape, and I would simply be re-wording it here...so I won't bother.http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/24/spider-silk-cape-show?newsfeed=true
Since it took 8 years to make this cape and extract silk from 150,000 odd spiders, and a choice of only one colour this is obviously a one off piece of art rather than a business idea. But I shall definitely be aiming to get my bum to the V&A to go see it....just so I have seen it. It's on display until 5th June.