Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley, a textile artist and a designer-entrepreneur respectively, have created a shimmering golden cape from spider silk, a fabric not woven in more than a century.

They stress that the spiders, big enough to cover the palm of a hand, were only "borrowed" from the forest, and returned there after a day. Peers says the spiders are "only mildly venomous", but Godley has an impressive scar on his neck. "They do have quite a strong bite," Peers admitted, "enough that you would feel like shaking them off quite quickly."

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