Silk cocoon strippings are the waste from silk production.
These mulberry silk fibres contain natural silk gum (sericin) making them perfect for silk papermaking. Spray the fibres with water, lay them between two sheets of greaseproof paper and iron with a hot iron and the fibres will bond together creating a 'paper' which has a great lustre and texture.
This can then be dyed, embroidered into, printed on etc.
The fibres are a light, golden shade which can be dyed with hot or cold water dyes or painted with silk paints. The gum can be washed out of the fibre (de-gummed) which can then be spun either on its own or when carded with another fibre, such as wool.