The weaving process has advanced from manual to hi-tech motor machines resourcing high production of silk products. It is the most basic process in which two different sets of yarns are entwined to form a fabric or cloth. One of these sets is called a warp which runs from the rear end to the front of the loom lengthwise. The other set of crosswise yarns are the filling, called the weft or the woof. The weave varies depending on its pattern, tautness, the number of threads per inch of cloth, and the colours and thicknesses of the different threads used.
Dharmavaram Sarees are traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique. Pure silk versions of Dharmavaramsarees are also available. The design required on the saree is initially drawn in a computer and then this is punched into a card and then these cards are loaded in Jacquard in the loom. First the yarn is loaded as warp and then loaded into the loom. The weavers use their hands and legs to weave the Saree. It requires approximately 4-8 days (depending on the variety of saree) of continuous efforts of two persons for weaving a saree.