The Manufacturing Steps of Silk:
Sericulture the care & nurture of the silk caterpillar is a tedious pain streaking business. The worm cultivation is called sericulture. The process starts with silk mouth, which less eggs on specially prepared paper.
The cocoons are shorted according to color, shape & texture.
Softening The sericine:
When the silk warm is grown it spins a double strand of silk fibers surrounded by water soluble substance is called sericine.
The process by which filament is taken up from the cocoons is called reeling . The diameter of the filament is so little that if it is reeled , its commercial value will be decrease . Moreover double filament is too delicate to handle alone .
The production of yarn from reeled silk know as throwing consists adding twist or of doubling further twisting these strands into the desired size . When tow or three of silk multifilament are twisted together to from heavier threads , this process is called throwing .
Advantages of silk fabric:
1. Luxurious hand (the feel of a fiber, yarn, or fabric to the wearer)
2. Excellent drape (a fabrics ability to fold while worn)
3. Wonderful luster (reflection of light on fabric)
5. Stain resistant
6. Strong but lightweight
Disadvantages of silk fabric:
1. Fair abrasion and resiliency
2. Turns yellow if bleached
3. Poor resistance to exposed sunlight
5. Degrades over time with exposure to oxygen, making it difficult to preserve