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  1. The Queen of Fibres

    Silk does for the body, what diamonds do for the hand

    This quote by designer Oscar de la Renta...

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  2. How Silk is Produced

    Silk is produced from the threads of cocoons spun by silkworms on their journey to becoming a silk moth. Each cocoon is made from a single thread that can be nearly a mile long and is about the size of...

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  3. Silk and Dyes

    Silk absorbs dyes extremely well.

    There are two main dyeing methods: yarn-dyed, where the fibres are dyed before weaving or piece-dyed when the dyeing takes place after the fabric has been woven...

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  4. Sewing and Caring for Silk

    1. Iron before cutting. Use a warm dry iron on the reverse side of the fabric. Use a cool iron for chiffon. Do not spray water as it can leave a watermark
    2. ...
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  5. Silk Facts

    Here are a few facts about silk that may surprise you:

    • According to legend, silk was discovered...
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  6. Colour of the Year - Apricot Crush

    Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment - for many fashion and fabric buyers, and fabric suppliers, this statement by French painter Claude Monet with...

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  7. Focus on Satin

    Satin is one of the most common terms when referring to silk fabric. The name is derived from the satin weave which produces a smooth and lustrous surface, created by weaving a minimum of four weft (vertical)...

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  8. Focus on Douppion

    Silk douppion is a type of plain weave silk fabric with a fantastic lustre. Also known as dupioni, dupion or douppioni, this fabric has a crisp quality that makes it suitable for many different uses. ...

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  9. Focus on Habotai

    Renowned for its lightness, softness and beautiful sheen, habotai is a wonderful plain weave silk that is a particularly popular fashion choice for linings, as well as blouses, lingerie, pareos and scarves...

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