• Spinning or Throwing Silk
The conversion of raw silk into substantial yarn using a loom is called Throwing. Throwing is an industrial process, where the silk is reeled into skeins, by twisting and wounded onto bobbins. Later, the Doubling process starts where the filaments from three or more bobbins are winded together. These collections of filaments are then set through twisters for converting a single thread into an organized warp. Spinning silk provides the yarn the count, form, and texture required for weaving
Warping is the process of joining a collection of spun yarns together to form a sheet. This helps preserve the yarn stretch and maintain a uniform level. It is done under great stress using a warping machine after being tied between two poles to stretch. Usually carried out in the morning to avoid fading under strong sun rays. Here the length of the warp goes upto 18 meters that can make three sarees of 6 meters each. This step is labor-intensive hence requires at least five artisans to complete the process.