Kathy Martingilio
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  • Rockford, IL
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Silk, what kind to purchase?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Martingilio Oct 4, 2018. 6 Replies

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

 

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Nov 19, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Kathy Martingilio's discussion Silk, what kind to purchase?
"Thanks, I leave Sunday, Can't wait!!!!!"
Oct 4, 2018
Helen Lee Marshall replied to Kathy Martingilio's discussion Silk, what kind to purchase?
"Personally, I prefer Silk Baron. They have gorgeous colors and show examples of what someone made with their silk."
Sep 25, 2018
Elaine Mergard replied to Kathy Martingilio's discussion Silk, what kind to purchase?
"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…"
Sep 25, 2018
Elaine Mergard replied to Kathy Martingilio's discussion Silk, what kind to purchase?
"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.…"
Sep 18, 2018
Elaine Mergard replied to Kathy Martingilio's discussion Silk, what kind to purchase?
"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…"
Sep 18, 2018
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Silk, what kind to purchase?

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
Sep 16, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Thank you for this info. I have a hard time trying to navigate to the message board on Hat Academy. It is confusing!   Where in IL is the town you live in? I am originally from WI and dont know where a lot of cities are here in IL.  What…"
Sep 16, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Where does one get them this long? BTW, I used to work with a man with your last name. Very nice man. First name Lou. Any relation? Kathy"
Sep 14, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Love this hat!  How do you get the feathers so full? What kind of feathers are they? New to millinery. Thanks! Kathy"
Sep 13, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Amanda Dawn's discussion Advice on how to say no to friends who want me to "whip" up a hat for free?
"Love them!! Great job!!"
Aug 29, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Amanda Dawn's discussion Advice on how to say no to friends who want me to "whip" up a hat for free?
"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…"
Aug 26, 2018

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