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"Raw silk" redirects here. For the musical group, see Raw Silk.
Hand Dyed Silk Noil
Hand Dyed Silk Noil

Noil is the short fiber left over from combing wool or spinning silk and used as a decorative additive for many spinning projects, like rovings and yarns.[1][2] Silk noil is also called "raw silk", although that is a misnomer. As noil is a relatively short fiber, fabric made from noil is weaker and considered less valuable.

The plural noils is also used, and means the same as noil.


  1. ^ Indiana Alpaca Fiber Encyclopedia. Collected 20 Jul 2010
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Volume XXV, 1911 Edition, pp 107. Google Books. Collected 20 Jul 2010