The Story of Silk by Richard Sobol
From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves (Traveling Photographer)

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What does worm spit have to do with the world’s most luxurious fabric? Travel to Thailand for a close-up look at wrigglers, weavers, and wearers of silk.

Join author and photographer Richard Sobol as he picks up his camera once more and travels to a small village in Thailand for an in-depth exploration of the story of silk and the labor-intensive process of making it. From nurturing the silkworms to weaving the fabric and photographing the children as they proudly model the finished product, this first-person narrative, illustrated with richly detailed photographs, chronicles the amazing process of creating one of history’s most desired textiles.

About Richard Sobol

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Richard Sobol, an author and award-winning photographer, is the creator of the Traveling Photographer series of children’s books. When not traveling, he is home in Massachusetts with his family. "Though my fashion choices usually center around denim, I was intrigued by the process of silk-making. I was fascinated when I learned that some of the world’s most expensive clothing comes from a worm!" — Richard Sobol
Published September 25, 2012 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Crisp, bright photographs and a simple, personal narrative create a remarkably informative look at the process of silk production in a Thai village.

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Sobol’s prose has a light and inquisitive tone, as he learns about the process of creating silk, which begins with silkworm eggs from a Bangkok farm and entails boiling the silkworm cocoons, capturing the unwinding silk fibers from the cocoons, and finally weaving the threads together.

Aug 06 2012 | Read Full Review of The Story of Silk: From Worm ...

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