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Hipparagi S.A.,CSTRI
Indian Silk | Year: 2014

Isabelle Arciero-Moheir, a silk visual artist enthusiast from France has created a very interesting and appealing visual lexicon in silk-be it painting on silk, dress with silk cocoons, perfumed paper made of silk fabrics. She believes in making peace through art, throughoutthe world-sharing the joy ofcreation. Speaking to Indian Silk, she shares her passion for silk, her different projects, and experiences with the Lambani women groups appreciating their skill and taste.

Reddy T.,PESIT | Roy S.,PESIT | Prakash Y.,CSTRI | Somashekarappa H.,Vv Puram Science College | And 3 more authors.
Fibers and Polymers | Year: 2011

Mulberry fiber (Bivoltine) and non-mulberry fiber (Tassar) were subjected to stress-strain studies and the corresponding samples were examined using wide angle X-ray scattering studies. Here we have two different characteristic stress-strain curves and this has been correlated with changes in crystallite shape ellipsoids in all the fibers. Exclusive crystal structure studies of Tassar fibers show interesting feature of transformation from antiparallel chains to parallel chains. © 2011 The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Netherlands.

Chattopadhyay D.,Regional Silk Technological Research Station | Munshi R.,Regional Silk Technological Research Station | Padaki N.V.,Regional Silk Technological Research Station | Mishra S.N.,Regional Silk Technological Research Station | Roy S.,CSTRI
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

The cost of production and quality level that can be achieved for manufacturing eri silk yarn by using amber charka technique in India is discussed. The two methods are followed for eri spinning using amber charka after degumming and drying process that includes without carding and with carding. For one kg of eri cocoon used for the spinning process, degumming loss is 120g, waste generated in the spinning process is 50g and invisible losses are 30g. The total cost of eri silk yarn for 800 g is Rs 688, and the cost per kg of yarn works out to Rs 860. The modifications that are required in order to obtain better output and quality of eri spun silk yarns includes the use of long staple drafting system in amber charka and the use of either pedal operating or motor driving system in amber charka. The use of pedal operating or motor driving system help the operator to piece the yarn during end break without stopping the machine that improves the production and the daily wages of artisans.

Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk | Hipparagi S.A.,CSTRI
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

A study was conducted to examine initiatives in different segments of the silk industry at the Silk Mark Expo, 2009 at Bangalore. The conventional zari sarees of Southern India have taken to new look in terms of color combination, usage of coarse material like tasar or jute, and zari for extra warp and wefts designs. All over designs with leaf and geometrical motifs have given break to conventional look of sarees. Unique Kantha work, which means surface ornamentation of Kolkata using needle has further refined these days by using finer thread for introducing sharp designs and extensively using small motifs. Self-design like rib structures have been created in thans using fine and coarse yarn by varying the counts of the weft yarn. Eri spun had been used as warp and filament tasar as weft which is quite unusual.

Radhalakshmi Y.C.,CSTRI | Kariappa,CSTRI | Siddaraju G.N.,JSS Women College | Gopalkrishna R.,Indian National Institute of Engineering | Somashekar R.,University of Mysore
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2012

Recently Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute, Mysore developed many improved cross breeds and bivoltine hybrids. Newly developed cross breeds recorded fibre characteristics which are significantly superior over existing control hybrids. This aspect has been investigated using X-ray diffraction technique. We have employed line profile analysis to compute microstructural parameters. These parameters are compared with physical parameters of newly developed cross breed silk fibers for a better understanding of structure-property relation in these samples. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

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