So, I kept my eyes open for a big silk farm/factory, where I might visit and come to understand the silk lifecycle.
It turns out there is no big factory. Isaan silk is created...grub to garment...in thousands of homes.
Here is Na's Cousin, at her weaving loom, under her house in a village not far from where I now live in Isaan. She grows the worms, processes the cocoons, dyes the silk, weaves the cloth. Her product is wonderful, and unique.