I love your magazine and greatly look forward to each new issue. I just completed making your ripply scarf from the July issue and have a comment and a question. First, since there was no yardage indicated I experimented with a yard of silk. The yard produced a lovely scarf that can go around my neck with a coordinating jacket. I plan to make some of these for Christmas. I was pleased to read in your September letters section that yardage was now provided. I will use the 2 1/4 yards if I desire to make a stole.
I have a question about sewing with silk. I found that my silk was slipping on my serger. The slippage resulted in blank spots with no serging. As a remedy, I serged twice. The second time of serging produced a thicker edge which is acceptable, but not the quality I truly desire. I then used a 2mm narrow hemmer straight stitch to sew around the neck edge and lower edge of the scarf. Again, I had difficulty with the silk slipping. It looks okay for a first scarf and no one other than myself and my mother, who has been a seamstress for 50+ years will notice the errors. Quality is important to me, so I would greatly appreciate your advice. Thanks again.