I'm a wife; I'm the mother of 3 grown daughters; I'm Grandma to 3 boys and 2 girls; I'm a sister; I'm a retired singer; and I love taking pictures! I also have my own website, which features some of my recipes, more of my pictures, and information on solo and group CD's which were produced during the 35-plus years my husband and I were involved in musical recording and performing. (See www.myrnawhite.com.) Click on each photo to enlarge. Photos by me unless otherwise specified.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
While in Suzhou, we visited a huge silk factory, which we both found fascinating! The above shot is of the "old" factory, which is no longer in use. The process is much more mechanized now.
I grabbed a very quick shot of silkworms "on display" eating mulberry leaves as I walked past on the tour. You probably already know that mulberry leaves are the only food of silkworms.
Those white oval-shaped things are cocoons.
It was awesome to see the process from beginning to end...the end being the weaving of some gorgeous piece of silk like that in the above photo. And it's green, my favorite color! :-)