Hello! I am going to China in a few weeks and I told our guide that I wanted to purchase silk to bring home. I told him that I wanted to stop at a Chinese fabric store as I have read bad reviews of…Continue
"Habutai Silk is name for what we call party silk. Extra info - Dupion silk is produced from two silkworms that spin a cocoon together. ... Hence, dupion silk is durable and lustrous, and resists wrinkles to some extent. Habotai Silk. It…"
"Always make sure it is 100% pure silk. You can't do this when purchasing but if you have fabric in cupboard and wonder if it is silk the test is burn an edge & if it smells like burning feathers and leaves a beaded ash edge it is 100% silk.…"
"Dupion definitely as easiest to work with as texture is forgiving with any faults. Silk Organza is next choice as so fine. I do use silk satin or silk crepe but more expensive. There is another silk they call party silk in stores and a finer non…"
Hello! I am going to China in a few weeks and I told our guide that I wanted to purchase silk to bring home. I told him that I wanted to stop at a Chinese fabric store as I have read bad reviews of purchasing silk at the Silk Market in Beijing. I have NO clue what to purchase. I have just started millinery and hope to learn how to make silk flowers down the road. Do I buy silk duponti? How many kinds of silk are there? Please advise! Thanks in advance! XXOOSee More
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"I am no where near your skill level, but I have been approached by someone who wanted me to make her a hat. She had a hat on that she purchased at Walmart. I am sorry, but I can't compete with Walmart's…"