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Posted By: LensBeginner, 11-16-2014, 09:32 AM

Silk spinning at a medieval-themed fair


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11-16-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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nice capture of elements ....again....would love to know more about this whole process actually....silk weaving....
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QuoteOriginally posted by phoenixvision Quote
nice capture of elements ....again....would love to know more about this whole process actually....silk weaving....
It's not weaving, actually...
Weaving is when you take the dyed silk thread and you work it into a tapestry, scarf etc.
Spinning is the process by which you "unspool" the silk from the cocoon of the (alas!) boiled silkworm, and get a single strand.
You then oil it, "throw" it (i.e. spin together 3 to 10 strands) in order to render it more resistant, then you wash it.
It's quite a complicated process!
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Nice, sharp and meaningful picture.
I said meaningful because sadly this is something going to be rare in Italy.

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