I just finished watching The Last of the Mohicans, again. Great movie! In it, silk is used to patch round balls and is said give them thirty more yards. Any fact to this? I think it’s a Hollywood invention. Years ago I had silk sock liners and once tried to dry them over a campfire. They just shriveled up. Not at all like cotton or wool. I don’t think silk would hold up during the combustion of BP near as well as cotton or other patching materials. Does anyone use silk for patches today ?