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    Making silk thread from cocoons - GIF

    Making silk thread from cocoons.


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    Can anyone imagine how tedious that must be
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    I'd like to see how they start.

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    Haha, guys...on tour in China now, and visited a Silk factory in Shanghai 4 days ago! Ralph, they tease it out with a bristle brush to find the loose end, yea, it's one long thread....the single cocoons yield the long fibre, the double cocoons for the mass of crossed threads that get stretched out, layered and become filling for comforters and the like. Yes, very labor intensive and hence the $$...but the ladies love it...cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Can anyone imagine how tedious that must be
    When there is nothing else to do, people do what they have to so they can eat.

    But to your point, I cannot even begin imagine how tedious that would be. It would be bad enough to do for a day, let alone go back and do it all day the next, and the next, and the...



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