Footage of silk making at farm in Lullingstone in Kent.
Silk farm in Lullingstone Castle, Kent.
C/U of numerous silkworms crawling over leaves. woman spreads mulberry leaves on top of them. L/S Shelves loaded with worms, women spreading leaves over them. C/U Basket of leaves in girl's hand as she spreads them over the worms. C/U Worms as leaves are put over them. Big C/U worm biting madly through leaf. Big CU worm on stalk. C/U worm eating leaf. M/S Cocoons with worms crawling into them. C/U Worm in cocoon, working. C/U Two partly finished cocoons.
L/S Man placing cocoons in oven. L/S Room with water tanks and large reels in background. Girl working at tanks. C/U Cocoon separator. Big C/U girl. M/S Cocoon separator. Girl pulling out threads, trying to find leading thread. C/U Cocoon, girl finds leading thread. M/S Cocoon, girl finds leading thread. Girl ladling cocoon back into big tanks and twisting thread round her finger. C/U Tank, cocoons bouncing about in water. M/S Girl at tank, sorting out cocoons. C/U Reels revolving, picking up silks. M/S and C/U Girl examining silk threads.