In spite of running the humidifier for several days, this warp proceeded to crackle and the threads splay outwards away from each other anyway. So out with the spray bottle to tame the wild static electricity!
After winding I sprayed the entire warp chain, then put the box and all into a plastic bag in hopes of the fibre absorbing some of the moisture. But I rather suspect I'll wait until the humidity has increased before attempting to dress the loom and weave it. My hands are rough from the dry weather and with the tendency of the silk to cling onto everything? I'm going to exercise a little patience and wait for better weather!