How to Make Silk in 6 Steps


Designboom has a fascinating pictorial of the traditional silk making process of the craftspeople in a small  village in north-east Tailand. Starting with silk worms, which aren't actually worms, and ending with luscious fabric, the photos illustrate the proceedure in 6 steps.

Step 1: Raising silkworms & harvesting cocoons.

Step 2: Thread extraction:

Step 3: Dyeing.


Step 4: Spinning.

Step 5: Weaving.

Step 6: Ikat (binding).

Designboom will soon sell hand-made silk scarves made from this village.

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