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types of silk

Aless | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I am trying to work out what type of silk I have. My DH brought back 3 pieces from China after a recent trip and 1 of them is perfect for a shirt/blouse. However, I have been unable to find any definitive references to silk types and want to identify it. I realise that this is hard without a actually seeing it, but I don’t think a photo would show much anyway.This fabric was bought at a goverment authorized shop,so is the real thing.

The fabric is really drapey and of medium weight,not at all see-through even though the background colour is nearly white. It has no shine except for a silk sheen. It is not a crepe as far as I can judge. The surface is quite smooth to the touch. Not knowing anything about the types of silk available, I am just curious as to what it is called.

While I am on the subject, I am also considering dyeing this length, as it is a bit ‘quiet’ for my taste (slightly off-white with pale blue sprigs of small flowers). Has anyone had any good experiences, and with what brand/type of dye?

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  1. sueb | | #1

    Go to dharmatrading.com    You'll find all kinds of information on silk and and dyes appropriate for it.  They are very good at responding to emails for help on the subject too.

     

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      Aless | | #2

      Thanks so much Sue.That is a fantastic resource site. As I'm in Australia, I might have to do a bit of searching, but DharmaTrading gives me enough information to know what to ask for.

      Aless

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