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The New Threads Silk Organza

Desiderata | Posted in General Discussion on

My new Threads just arrived and whereas Threads used to supply sources alongside the articles, that is no longer the case for some articles.

There is a wonderful article on sewing with Organza but no source. Where can I buy pure silk organza at a reasonable price. I want lots for my stash.

Last Nov. I tried ordering from Thai Silks. The order was never filled, I never received a reply to my email inquiry and my cc was not charged. So I am still left without organza.

It is too expensive where I am here in Europe to buy it in the yardage I would like to have.

Thanks for all suggestions.


  1. Kathleen | | #1

    eQuilter.com has silk organza as well many other fabrics. They also supply excellent service and phone assistance as well if you have questions.

  2. marijke | | #2

    I purchased silk organza from Nancy's Notions.  They sold black and white.  Not sure if they still do (this was a few years ago.

    1. Desiderata | | #3

      Thank you Kathleen and Marijke, I will check both sources now. Funny enough I have ordered from both but never thought of looking for organza there.

  3. sueb | | #4

    If you want to buy it in bulk yardage then try http://www.dharmatrading.com  I'll venture to say that you probably won't find it cheaper then with them and they'll also have any of the supplies you'll need if you want to dye it your own colors.

  4. SewNancy | | #5

    http://www.Banksvilledesignerfabrics.com has both black and white silk organza as a staple for a reasonable price. They are very nice to deal with and very reliable.

    1. Desiderata | | #6

      Hi, Thanks Nancy and Sue. Last night I ordered some swatches from Dharma, they should be here in a few days. I am anxious to see what they offer.
      Will let you all know how it goes. I have bookmarked all the new sites too. Thanks again.

  5. Desiderata | | #7

    I guess I am replying to myself by using the reply button under my post!

    Soooo, here is the news. I am back at square 1. Dharma will not ship to Europe. I did wonder about that because a couple of years ago I tried to order from them and couldn't get my country's name in the address pop-up. So I gave up not bothering to email them. This time it worked and I did the works and sent off the order. Here is the mail I received from Jeremy last night:

    ***For now, we are accepting orders for shipment only to the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and
    the West Indies.

    We are very sorry.

    The insanity of international shipping charges, country by country import duties and import restrictions make it too difficult to continue shipping overseas given the low prices and profit margins with which Dharma works.

    Our only suggestions for now are that if you have friends or family in the U.S., we can ship to them and they can arrange to get it to you or perhaps you consider using a mail & package forwarding agent.

    Jeremy Lang | Shipping Manager
    Dharma Trading Co.
    San Rafael, CA, 94901
    p. 1-800-542-5227
    f. 415-456-8747
    e. jeremy@dharmatrading****

    When I pressed for more information because it didn't make any sense to me, this is what I got back:

    ***We do not ship to some countries because they require more paperwork and handling. With our low markups, we can not afford to do this. I am sorry.***

    So, I guess I am Back to square 1. The more expensive sources are selling at the same price as here plus I don't have to pay shipping....
    For now that idea is out. Too bad.
    Thanks everyone for your help.

    1. melanie | | #8

      You don't say where in Europe you are but I would recommend http://www.englishcouture.co.uk - they have a huge range of interlinings, interfacings, fussibles etc. as used in the trade but although there is a small minimum order charge you can buy just the yardage you require. If you are in the sterling area it is ideal - alas for us in Euroland it is a little more expensive, but I think you will find what you require - good luck!

      1. Desiderata | | #9

        Thank you Melanie, I am indeed in Euroland or Teuroland as some say.
        I will go check it out now.

        1. Desiderata | | #10

          ***HAPPY END****or a New beginning!A week ago, I was sitting at my computer wondering about sources for Silk Organza, I still had my order email from Thai Silks and decided to re-send the email and inquire as to why my order was never filled. Well, within 5mins I received a reply saying they now had Organza and would fill my order immediately. One would think that I would have been informed as to unavailability of the product! Oh, well.But this morning my silk organza was delivered, within a week of my sending the email. It is beautiful wonderful fantastic stuff........dreams could be made from this fabric......lol.Here is the description:Soft Organza 6.5mm / 55inches / natural white 100% Silk and at ONLY
          $4.35 per yard!I will certainly be ordering some more and also be trying different weights.Thanks you all for your help in this and a special thanks to Thai Silks.

          1. sewcrazed | | #11

            I've read about the advantages of underlying with silk organza.  What weight is recommended for that purpose?

          2. Desiderata | | #13

            Hi, I went back to Thai Silks and found some more Organza on sale for $2.50 per yard, I ordered out of curiosity to see if this was the crisp organza. It was, and also very nice stuff. Mind you, it has not been washed but at $2.50 a not too expensive risk.The organza I ordered previously in my earlier post is soft and flowing.The crisp organza is probably what is needed to underline/inter-line. I will also use the soft organza for that purpose.

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            dyeyarn | | #12

            Silk organza even cheaper. I copied this from the website. I have always had great service and everything is excellent quality and prepared for dyeing if you want to do so.


            Bolts run about 50 yards.

            Item #





            5yds and over



            Silk Organza

            5.5 mm






            Black Silk Organza

            8 mm






            Bleached White Silk Organza






            Heavy Satin Organza

            14 mm






          4. Desiderata | | #14

            Hi, thanks for the info and links. I will certainly check it out.

          5. user-67263 | | #15

            Anyone have any suggestions for a UK source of silk organza? Its incredibly expensive over here and I use it a lot for decorative work. Thanks

          6. diday | | #16

            I was checking out some of the links on the sewing furniture website and one was for fabric in the UK. They show a light ivory silk organza.

          7. user-67263 | | #17

            thanks. its certainly a good source - but nothing like as cheap as it is in the US, what with the favourable exchange rate!

          8. carolinecymru | | #18

            Hi Ruth, I'm in UK and buy lots of silk (far too much!) from a place in Hongkong! (http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/angussilkshongkong/)
            His pricing includes airmail, and it arrives very quickly - normally within a week of my email order. His organza is not a bad price (£3.60 per metre including airmail), and seems fine to me.

  6. lmj | | #19

    The best deal comes from Angus silks in Hong Kong. Postage and packaging is free, service is great - within a week, any amount and prices are unbeatable.

    1. user-67263 | | #20

      wow, thanks! personal recommendations are worth their weight in gold (or silk?!)

    2. Brenn | | #21

      This is really interesting.  thanks for all the sources - most useful.  For interest for UK people, I went to John Lewis in Bristol today.  They have silk organza for £7 per metre.  I just looked on the english couture site (see earlier post in this thread) (I've bought stuff there before and been to a couple of courses) they have silk organza for £12-99 per metre.  boy that's expensive - but this site probably has all the specialist interfacings, interlinings and serious inside garment bits you could wish to buy!

      They also had some beautiful soft printed silk for £10 per metre and I couldn't help myself.  It said dry clean only but it washed fine and if I can just decide what to make with it I'm ready to go!

      1. user-67263 | | #22

        John Lewis do silk organza at £7?! This is very exciting! I've never seen it in the Oxford St store. I have been buying it in one of the Soho silk shops but never for less than £11. It does depend on the quality though, the cheap stuff is too coarse for my work, though would be fine for interfacings etc. I like the top quality stuff that Berwick St Silk Shop does which is about £30/m!Good luck with your printed silk.

    3. Desiderata | | #23

      Hi Imj,
      Thanks to both you and Caroline for the Angus Silks link. Wow! I have to go visit now. I haven't been here recently, gardening season has begun but I will certainly peruse that site for silk. I just purchased 45 metres of silk from an Ebay seller here...........a bit heavier than silk screen weight lovely fabric when washed so I am in silk heaven but there can never be enough. The first 25m was auction then I contacted her for more and she let me make the price I wanted to pay for the remaining 20m. Can't beat that.

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