Silk Reeling Process
Silk yarn has always been ranked as “The Queen of Textile Fibers” for the obvious reason that it is the smoothest and most gorgeous fiber with nothing else can compare. When lovingly woven into textile, it produces an incredibly beautiful sheen of fabric, especially it is “Thai Silk”, which require meticulously and amazingly complicated processes to produce each priceless work of art.
The long and tedious process begins with raising silkworms on a diet of mulberry leaves until they are fully grown and transformed into oval cocoons, after which they are boiled in water after which the silk reeling process creates the precious silk threads. The filament then go through several washing and cleansing processes before reaching dye stage which produces a myriad of mesmerizing colors ready for weaving. The lustrous silk threads require complicated know-how and highly skilled hands to maneuver, setting up the warp on the handloom. The finer threads are spun onto small bobbins, placed inside wooden shuttles as weft element before being carefully woven with the warp threads on the simple wooden handloom.