Silk yarns are brought generally from Bengaluru are provided by Priyadarshini Organization for the weavers at the Melukote. The yarns are wound on to the plastic pirns for weaving purpose, raw silk usually wound on bobbins doubled and twisted as per the warp and the weft purpose.
The Hank of Silk yarns are degummed and dyed as per the colours required for weaving. Warp yarns are generally stretched and looped in the open air with the bamboo poles placed in between the layers of yarn. The newly made warp is pieced or knotted to the previous saree, if the design pattern remains the same and it is rolled on the beam.
Silk yarns are woven by the operation of the treadles and the fly shuttle either used single or double in some cases. For the insertion of buta designs the coloured / zari threads are inserted with help of the spools which are generally inserted by the hands as per the pattern of designs. The pattern of designs for the borders are generally with zari and coloured yarns that differentiates its designs with the punch cards.