Me, on HGTV!

Michael Cook's picture


Bill's picture

THANK YOU, Thank you!!!
...that was wonderful!
I've always wondered just how the silk was unwound...
and although I did cardweaving centuries ago... I still don't understand it!
(...You are MUCH cuter than your profile pic!)

Bill's picture

I'm on dialup... it took over a half hour to load... and was wort every minute of the wait!!!

Michael Cook's picture

Hee.... sorry about that, internet video is definitely not dial-up friendly! I think YouTube does a pretty good job of reducing it down to size, though - the original file was 337 megs, then we squeezed it down to 40, and YouTube took it from there.

Fantatstic!!! I've watched 3 times!

twistknit's picture

I first heard of you and your silk spinning in a magazine (was it "Spin-Off?")- it seemed interesting so then I went to your website. The raising of silk moths seemed so labor intensive and I was very impressed with all that you put into it. Now that I've seen the video- I am blown away!
I wish I had the patience and talent that you possess.

JPaul's picture

Wow, Michael, what a great video!
Loved it! I've spent hours on your website and continue to be fascinated by what you do.

Bill's picture

Me too!
...just spent the last two hours reading the EXCELLENT sections about rasing and reeling silkworms/ fascinating!
...and what a beautiful job of photographing details...
I'm so impressed! ...a real labour of love!
..cant wait to show it to my family in the Hill Country...they spin...

SKHolt's picture

Wow, what a great video.


Chris Vandenburg's picture

Ok Michael. I'm really impressed to the point I want your autograph when I see you Monday. If you can, bring me a copy for me to keep.

You are now eligable for a star on the "knitting walk of stars".

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Loved the video. I'm very impressed with the work you do with the spinning. I can only imagine it takes much more patience than I have. heh Grats tho... your stuff is beautiful and you deserve the attention!

Paul's picture

Absolutely fascinating! Thanks!

Not only are you gifted with your silk and weaving, you were SOOOOO charming and at ease in front of the camera. Now I feel that I actually do know you.
Thanks for sharing,

grandcarriage's picture

I'M SCREAMING LIKE A LITTLE GURL THAT IS SO FAB U LOUS! LOL. Seriously, wow, HOW COOL! Very good job. (I did that weaving when I was in college, must be like 18 years ago. I forgot those looms. (Mine was rickety and kept very uneven tension...I wonder what happened to my belt that I made?) Thanks for sharing that. Bravo bravo. Very cool.

Not tonight honey: I'm knitting...

RainCityRick's picture

Absolutely wonderful! I too was impressed with how comfortable you appeared in front of the camera (you've done this before, haven't you?)

Aaronknits's picture

THat was the most fscniating thing I have ever watched! Absolutely beautiful work!

Tallguy's picture

Michael has appeared on TWO YouTube videos!!

VillageKnittiot's picture

I actually saw that episode! Thought it was VERY interesting and Very cool! When I was in Chengdu, Szechuan China last year I watched the silk harvesting process and weaving at a store in an old part of the city. It's nice to see it can be done on a smaller scale. Great Job!

Gabriel's picture

Really Awesome Michael.....I totally admire your work! Very proud of you too! Congrats!!!

technocowboy's picture

Michael, you are absolutely my hero. That's AWESOME. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.

calboy2's picture

Wow, that was really cool -- I am very impressed!