The entire production process of silk can be divided into several steps which are typically handled by different entities. Extracting raw silk starts by cultivating the silkworms on mulberry leaves. Once the worms start pupating in their cocoons, these are dissolved in boiling water in order for individual long fibres to be extracted and fed into the spinning reel.
- OSE Wiki Mulberry
- Wikipedia: Silk and "Bombyx mori"
- Appropedia "Silk Worm Raising"