søndag den 2. februar 2014
Silkevæveri / Silk weaving factory
Det var lidt som at komme på museum med gamle huse. Bortset fra, at husene stod på pæle i en kæmpesø i Myanmar, og at det faktisk var en velfungerende fabrik!
Som I kan se, arbejder de med mange smukke farver.
As promised, the silk weaving factory gets its very own post. I had been so excited to visit this place! There were extra dollars in my wallet for silk fabric. (How often do you get the chance?) But I would never, ever had guessed how it really looked like.......
It was like visiting a museum with old houses. Except that the houses were placed on poles in a giant lake in Myanmar, and that it was a well functioning factory!
As you can see, they work with beautiful colors.
Here was the process of dyeing some thread. I think it will look like the fabric hanging on top. It looks like batik dyeing with strings tied to the parts not supposed to receive dye. Once it was woven, it looked really good.
They also made thread from the lotus plant! It was woven in stripes in between the silk, and it felt a lot like linen.
The looms were used as well. It went really fast!
De tænkte vist, at jeg var tosset, men jeg fik da lov at købe det.....
Yarn was hanging around the place for drying. I was allowed to buy some of this black yarn, that turned out to be cotton! It is stiff from dye and stuff, but I guess it will be nice and soft after a wash!
They thought I was crazy, I guess, but I did get to buy it.......
Jeg endte med at købe en hel del silke. (Der skal jo også være lidt til min søster....) I rød, grøn og beige samt noget mønstret.
This is some thread drying. Beautiful!
In the end, I bought a lot of silk. (There has to be a little for my sister as well.....) Red, green and beige and some with pattern.
Ikke flere ord lige nu. I må nyde billederne!
This is some of the batik-dyed yarn on the loom. I am very impressed at how pretty the pattern still is after weaving!
No more words now. Enjoy the photos!