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Things Made of silk

Things Made of silk


Ankündigung SILK SARI RIBBON UPDATE, 1/16/17; Denim and grey will be listed within the next 2 days. I will be looking for the new colors for 2017 and ordering new dyes. Silk Sari Ribbon is a medium of delight and inspiration to work with! WHY BUY FROM DESIGN TALENTED ONE you say? First she cleans her ribbons with a verilux light, she examines every single skein and tags it…


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Chinese silk production

Chinese silk production


(Sogdian silk, 8th century) Sericulture or silk production has a long and colorful history unknown to most people. For centuries the West knew very little about silk and the people who made it. Pliny, the Roman historian, wrote in his Natural History in 70 BC Silk was obtained by removing the down from the leaves with the help of water . For more than two thousand years the…


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Silk varieties

Silk varieties


Cooptex, the Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society, has introduced a wide range of cotton and silk saris, linen and naturally-dyed cotton shirts and readymades for this Deepavali season at attractive prices. First time, naturally-dyed cotton saris and organic cotton saris are introduced for this festival season. With the grand success and amazing response for linen…


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Cloth silk

Cloth silk


Image copyright Andrea Pasquali Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk or byssus, which comes from a clam. Chiara Vigo is thought to be the only person left who can harvest it, spin it and make it shine like gold. Villagers stare as I knock on the door of Chiara Vigo s studio, otherwise known as the…


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Kinds of silk

Kinds of silk


Silk exudes elegance and sophistication at first glance. But what is it that makes silk so desirable? Is it the visual, attention-grabbing features – it’s shine and opulence? Is it the intricate way that it is manufactured? Is it the heritage dating back thousands of years? Is it purely the price tag? Whatever the reason, silk is a highly sought after commodity and consumers…


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What is the best silk?

What is the best silk?


Selected for sale in the GETTY IMAGES COLLECTION on April 3rd 2015 CREATIVE RF gty.im/546437319 MOMENT OPEN COLLECTION** This photograph has become my 428th image to be selected by Getty Images for sale in their Moment collection, and I am really thrilled and grateful to them for this exciting opportunity. . . ALL IN THE BALANCE Neatly polished black Italian leather shoes…


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Properties of silk

Properties of silk


Silkworm cocoons are biological composite structures protecting the silkworms against environmental damage and physical attack by natural predators. In particular, some outdoor reared silk cocoons exhibit outstanding mechanical properties that are relevant to the higher level protection required to enhance the survival chance of silkworms while supporting their metabolic activity…


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Silk producers

Silk producers


Introduction to Spider Silk, the Product It has long been known that certain fibers produced in nature possess remarkable mechanical properties in terms of strength, resilience and flexibility. These protein based fibers, exemplified by spider silk, have been the subject of much interest due to spider silk’s incredible toughness. Because of its strength, resilience and flexibility…


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Golden silk Orbweaver

Golden silk Orbweaver


: | Kingdom: Metazoa ((=Animalia) multicellular animals) Phylum: Arthropoda (arthropods) Class: Arachnida (spiders, harvestmen, scorpions, mites, etc.) Order: Araneae (spiders) Family: Tetragnathidae (longjawed orbweavers) Genus: Species: Nephila clavipes Common Names: Golden Silk Orbweaver, Golden Silk Spider, Banana Spider, Calico Spider Click on each picture to display the…


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Source of silk fibres

Source of silk fibres


China Worker translating image onto drafting paper, silk jacquard factory near Hangzchou, textile deligation to China; 1984. Anne Wilson, photographer. Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave Knoxville Museum of Art WORKING WEAVERS Log of sources 1 (4.29MB) Log of sources 2 (3.9MB) Log of sources 3 (3.55MB) These logs present a diversity of locations of working weavers from various…


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Silkworms Textiles

Silkworms Textiles


Hosted by Ock Pop Tok’s cofounders, Veomanee 
Duangdala & Joanna Smith. This is a 1.5 hour presentation illustrating the journey of a Lao textiles from the creation of silk to the weaving process and the meaning of motifs. With co-directors: 
Prices start from 2, 080, LAK ($260) per group (up to 10 people) Seminar Structure: Introduction to Ock Pop Tok & our…


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Difference between raw silk and pure silk

Difference between raw silk and pure silk


Raw is a filament silk from which the gum (one of the components of silk) has not yet been removed. Pure silk has had the gum removed. Characteristics of raw silk Raw is produced by a coarse spinning process; it is less even and slightly knobbed. Raw silk is quite a gummy, sticky substance, so before separating the filaments the cocoons must be softened by immersion in hot…


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