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silk and spinning
The fibers making up a yarn may be continuous filament fibers such as silk and many synthetics, or they may be staples ( fibers of an average length, typically a few inches ); naturally filament fibers are sometimes cut up into staples before spinning.
The fibers making up a yarn may be continuous filament fibers such as silk and many synthetics, or they may be staples ( fibers of an average length, typically a few inches ); naturally filament fibers are sometimes cut up into staples before spinning.
Thus previously the only way to obtain silk suitable for spinning into textiles in areas where commercial silks are not cultivated is by tedious and labor intensive carding.
The village is beautifully seated in the valley of the river Colne ; the inhabitants are chiefly employed in the woollen manufacture, in the spinning of cotton and silk, and in silk-weaving "
Mygalomorphs are capable of spinning at least slightly adhesive silk, and some build elaborate capture webs that approach a meter in diameter ( Coddington & Levy, 1991 ).
For instance, spinning and weaving machines were made for producing silk, so as to be substituted for high-cost machines from abroad.
The silk spinning and production of kelagai in Azerbaijan slumped after the fall of the USSR.
Hanover Mill was built in 1865 for cotton spinning, but in 1889 was converted to make silk, velvet, woven fur etc.
Originally an agricultural area noted for dairy farming, domestic spinning and weaving led to a considerable silk and, in the 20th century, cotton industry.
Desborough developed around the spinning and weaving industries, by the nineteenth century specialising in silk.
John Lombe copied the design for the machines used for spinning large quantities of silk, during a period spent in Italy, working within the Italian Silk Industry.
Traditionally the spinning wheel had been used for producing small quantities of silk thread at the homes of local spinsters, the new large, machines were capable of producing far greater quantities of silk and were to become serious competition for the Italians.
By the end of the 19th century there were woollen mills, silk manufacturers, bleachers and dyers but cotton spinning and weaving were the dominant industries in Rochdale.
In Derby, John Lombe had built a successful silk spinning mill using water power.
The family owned this cotton mill for 68 years, before selling it in 1923 to E. Wilman & Sons, who changed it to silk noil spinning. The mill closed 1989.
The river south of Redbourn has been the site of several watermills down the centuries, mainly for grinding corn but also put to such diverse uses as paper making, fulling cloth, silk spinning and diamond lapping.
alt = Hand Dyed Silk NoilNoil is the short fiber left over from combing wool or spinning silk and used as a decorative additive for many spinning projects, like rovings and yarns.
Light has a great effect on the caterpillars while they are spinning, and they always spin the majority of their silk on the most illuminated face of the tent.
After the insect is firmly immobilised, she bites it several times, usually at the joints, before spinning more silk to strengthen the web, and then administering a last long bite which ultimately kills the insect.
Hermès oversaw the production of its scarves throughout the entire process, purchasing raw Chinese silk, spinning it into yarn, and weaving it into fabric twice as strong and heavy as most scarves available at the time.

silk and moth
A venom which is among the most potent defensive chemicals in any animal is produced by the South American silk moth genus Lonomia.
Four of the most important domesticated silk worms, together with their adult moth forms, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon ( 1885-1892 )
Silks are produced by several other insects, but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing.
Speaking of the bombyx or silk moth, he wrote in his Natural Histories " They weave webs, like spiders, that become a luxurious clothing material for women, called silk.
Most moth caterpillars spin a cocoon made of silk within which they metamorphose into the pupal stage.
There are several species of Saturniidae that are also farmed for their silk, such as the Ailanthus moth ( Samia cynthia group of species ), the Chinese Oak Silkmoth ( Antheraea pernyi ), the Assam Silkmoth ( Antheraea assamensis ), and the Japanese Silk Moth ( Antheraea yamamai ).
* Cocoon ( silk ), a pupal casing made by moth caterpillars and other insect larvae
The generic name Bombycilla, from Latin Bombyx ( silk / silk moth ) + Scientific Latin cilla ( tail ), is a direct translation of the Swedish name ' Sidensvans ', silk-tail, and refers to the silky-soft plumage of the bird ; the species name garrulus means ' talkative ' and refers to a resemblance to the European Jay, Glandularius garrulus ,.
Comparison to the sequence of the silk moth Bombyx mori reveals that Lepidoptera is a relatively fast-evolving order.
A cocoon is a casing spun of silk by many moth caterpillars, and numerous other holometabolous insect larvae as a protective covering for the pupa.
The silk in the cocoon of the silk moth can be unravelled to get silk fibre which makes this moth the most economically important of all Lepidopterans.
Image: Actias luna emergence sjh. gif | Luna moth emerging from silk cocoon.
The leaves of Lagerstoemia parviflora are fed on by the Antheraea paphia moth which produces the tassar silk ( Tussah ), a form of wild silk of commercial importance in India.
Kijin has the Shiju Hagoromo, made by Tsuten Kyoshu from the silk of a poison moth.

silk and silkmoth
The tree has been grown extensively both in China and abroad as a host plant for the ailanthus silkmoth, a moth involved in silk production.

silk and ),
Animal fibers include silk, but generally are long hairs of animals such as sheep ( wool ), goat ( angora, or cashmere goat ), rabbit ( angora ), llama, alpaca, dog, cat, camel, yak, and muskox ( qiviut ).
The finest Chinese kites are made from split bamboo ( usually golden bamboo ), covered with silk, and hand painted.
In the latter painting on silk ( image and description provided in the link ), bald-headed Buddhist Luohan are depicted in a practical setting of washing clothes by a river.
The earliest ( surviving ) examples of Chinese painted artwork date to the Warring States Period ( 481-221 BC ), with paintings on silk or tomb murals on rock, brick, or stone.
Animal fibers include silk, but generally are long hairs of animals such as sheep ( wool ), goat ( angora, or cashmere goat ), rabbit ( angora ), llama, alpaca, dog, cat, camel, yak, and muskox ( qiviut ).
As Chief Astronomer, Zhang Heng earned a fixed salary and rank of 600 bushels of grain ( which was mostly commuted to payments in Chinese coins | coinage currency or bolts of silk ), and so he would have worn a specified type of robe, ridden in a specified type of carriage, and held a unique emblem that marked his status in the official hierarchy.
* Caravans make regular departures from Luoyang with Chinese ginger, cassia ( a type of cinnamon ), and silk to be bartered in Central Asia for gold, silver, glassware, pottery, cloth, and intaglio gems from Rome.
They produced silk and pottery ( chiefly the Yangshao and the Lungshan cultures ), wore hemp clothing, and domesticated pigs and dogs.
The IWW was involved in over 150 strikes, including the Lawrence textile strike ( 1912 ), the Paterson silk strike ( 1913 ) and the Mesabi range ( 1916 ).
Lingerie may include undergarments incorporating flexible, stretchy, sheer, or decorative materials like Lycra, nylon ( nylon tricot ), polyester, satin, lace, silk and sheer fabric or simply be functional, cotton or synthetic undergarments.
Handkerchief: A handkerchief in linen ( traditional ), silk, or cotton is usually worn in the breast pocket.
* In Around the World in 80 Days ( 1972 – 1973 cartoon ), in Episode 10, Zenobia's ghost is described as wearing a golden helmet and purple silk gown, and riding a white camel.
Today silk is mainly produced in Bhoodhan Pochampally ( also known as Silk City ), Kanchipuram, Dharmavaram, Mysore, etc.
These materials come from four main sources: animal ( wool, silk ), plant ( cotton, flax, jute ), mineral ( asbestos, glass fibre ), and synthetic ( nylon, polyester, acrylic ).
Extending 4, 000 miles ( 6, 500 km ), the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade along it, which began during the Han Dynasty ( 206 BC – 220 AD ).
' Intense trade with the Roman Empire soon followed, confirmed by the Roman craze for Chinese silk ( supplied through the Parthians ), even though the Romans thought silk was obtained from trees.

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