Maximum 54 points
Although Examiner 1 notes that reeled silk is not technically spinning (I did describe this as "twisting,") this got people's attention. I wasn't sure how it would go over, if it would be interesting because it's novel or panned for being "not spinning." I wanted to do it partly because I could and partly because I never found a bombyx top I was happy with. And I was trying to use more raw fiber. A friend has an antique Japanese reel he let me use at his studio.
I have a feeling the first reaction was along the lines of "I didn't know you could do that!" The plied yarn is the only place I thought I could do a thrown (twisted) silk because I don't have the proper equipment to do a consistent single. (I need one hand to turn the reel and one to guide the thread, leaving none to cast on new cocoons as they fall off or the filament naturally thins.) With ten plies, I was able to vary the direction of each filament to even out the final yarn. It has only enough twist to hold the filaments together for handling. Most ancient silk textiles have no twist at all (indicated by "I" rather than S or Z.)
Reeled silk is unusual for handspinners, I think it's more the dead bug thing than anything else. But the yarn itself is very, very traditional. On that point, the only thing remarkable about it is that it is so large. Traditional silk yarns, of any kind, are rarely this thick.