About the Silk

Silk is a continuous long-strand fiber formed by the secretion of silk secretion when the silkworm is clogged, also called "natural silk". Like wool, it is one of the earliest animal fibers used by humans.

According to different types of silkworms, they are mainly divided into Mulberry silkworms and Tussah silkworms, of which Mulberry silk is the best quality.Silk is both a fiber and a fabric. The fiber is made by the silkworm when it spins its coccoon for its transition to a moth (Bombyx mori). During the coccoon stage, silk-makers will unravel the silk, spin it and transform it into thread that can be turned into a variety of fabrics. 

Mulberry silk is one of the world's most recognized pure natural protein fibers containing 18 kinds of amino acids. These amino acids emit fine molecules called sleep factors. These "sleep factors" can make people's nerves in a relatively stable state. "Fiber Queen", silk has the reputation of "the second skin of the human body", which can effectively protect the skin of women and babies. It also has hypoallergenic fabrics that can breathe and prevent skin allergies. This also means our mother. It is a person with poor skin problems and poor sleep quality.

How Silk is Made

Step 1:

Getting The Material

  • The first thing you need to do when making silk is gathering the silk worms.

  • You need to put the worms in a container with other worms were they can grow (put food in too)

  • Once they grow you transfer them to another container and it is put on shelfs and wait for about 36 hours.

  • After 36 hours the silkworms will be wraped in a cocoon

  • This is when you get the material out of the cocoon

Step 2

Finally Threading

  • When the silkworm goes into the cocoon they start to boil the silkworm cocoon

  • Boiling the cocoon makes it easy to take the material for the silk

  • After boiling a long thread filled with strength and yet delicate such as a spider web came from the cocoon

  • After taking the thread out of the cocoon it is rolled in a reel

  • Then after all the thread is taken out the people of the town eat the inside of the cocoon

Step 3

Dyeing

  • When you die the string you do it with fruit and some other natural ingredents

  • You first smash the fruit

  • Once it is smashed you take the tread and put it into the bowl with the smashed fruit

  • After you have colored string

Step 4

Spinning

  • Once you are down dyeing your thread u now need to spin it.

  • The women of the village usually hand crank a wheel

  • Doing the spinning helps put the thread onto bodies (a log with thread wraped around it)

  • After this it is put into a little ball of thread and is ready to be woven

Step 5

Weaving

  • Once the thread is ready to be woven it is put onto a board with steps to loop the string into this is to help warp the string

  • To start off you pull down a harness and begin to warp the thread together

  • Once it is warped (woven) together it is reading to get braded

  • The craftsman in the town does the final touches and it is off to get braded

  • Once it is braded you get a lovley scarf

Step 6

Binding(ikat)

  • When binding together people take other string (much stronger) and take large pre grouped/dyed thread and binded them all together

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