Extracting raw silk starts by cultivating the silkworms on mulberry leaves. Once the worms start pupating in their cocoons, these are dissolved in boiling water in order for individual long fibres to be extracted and fed into the spinning reel. “Twanging” or plucking the thread helps the sericin from to make it smoother. The thread is composed of numerous filaments extracted from the cocoon. Silk is one of the strongest fibres which of course helps make knot lace jewelry very tough.

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