How Did Ancient China Make Silk
How is silk made in ancient china? How was silk made in ancient china?
The ancient Chinese bred special moths to produce the quality silk. First, moth lays 500 or so eggs and then dies. Second, baby worms hatch from the eggs. Then, people feed them with mulberry leaves for one month until they are fat. Third, worms spin cocoons. Fourth, steam cocoons to kill the growing moth inside. Fifth, threw cocoons hot water to loosen the threads. Sixth, women unwind the cocoons and then combine six or so fibers into silk threads. Seventh, weave threads into cloth. Eighth, pound the cloth to make it softer.