Monday, June 28, 2010

The Skinny on Silk

There is the worm from the cocoon and...

That is why they have to keep the crows away from the outside tables.

We learned a lot about harvesting silk that day. Most impressive was that each cocoon unwinds to up to 3,000 feet of thread and that to start the process they put the cocoon in very hot water and then we were told that the worm dies a very natural death. Did anyone ask the worm?

Money exchanges hands, the farmer gets paid and the silk goes on its way to becoming a beautiful creation.
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1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is amazing!