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fabric used for embellishment article?

Kilroywashere | Posted in Talk With Us on

Hi Carol-

The article on embellishing by rubbing with oil pastels in this last issue has an illustration of a top made of brown fabric with blue satin trim.  Did you get to see this fabric in person when it was photographed?  In the photograph, it kind of looks like silk, and yet it also looks as though it might have a slight bit of brushed nap to it.  I’m fascinated…  Do you know what kind of fabric it is?  Or could you find out from the author?  I really thought the embellishment technique was most effective on that particular fabric, and I would like to try to reproduce that as closely as possible……

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  1. CarolFresia | | #1

    I did see that top in person, and it's beautiful. The brown silk is what I would call a Thai silk, with a very slightly coarse weave and hint of a crumpled texture. The hand is somewhat crisp but lightweight. With the addition of the paintstik embellishment, it does have the most unique texture. I think this type of fabric is sometimes sold as tussah.

    Carol

    1. Kilroywashere | | #2

      Carol-

      Thanks, I feel a mail order to thai silks coming on.....

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