Garnet Peace Silk
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Garnet Peace Silk

Price: $0.80
Price: $0.80

Swatch - 49" Wide, 100% Natural Silk

Product ID : 1765-sw
Shipping Weight: 0.02 lbs
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I can't describe this fabric; I keep breaking down into incoherent babbling that essentially says "I want this, I want this, I want to keep it all!" instead of writing about it, because it's simply so gorgeous that it triggers my previously fairly well-hidden possessive gene. But oh, it's so glorious. The color of the brightest sunset reflections (the maker calls it maroon, I call it fuchsia, Winnie thinks it's a purpley-pink), dyed with AZO-free dyes, with a gorgeously luminous quality to it, this fabric is simply irresistible.

This has to be one of the most splendid silks I've ever seen. At 10.2 ounces per linear yard, the fabric is 7.5 ounces per square yard and is strong enough to use for jackets, skirts, pants, dresses, and more.

Handwoven on antique looms in a small town in India, where members of a women's cooperative create this beautiful fabric as part of their way to support their families and educate their children. Beyond perfect for luxurious decorating -- marvelous for curtains, pillows, glorious bedding, and so much more. Note that this is a natural, hand-loomed fabric and frequent irregularities (which some less-imaginative people might call imperfections) are to be expected. Indeed, they're part of the charm!

Tussah silk, also known as "peace silk", is wonderful not only because of its unique sheen and hand but also because, unlike in the creation of traditional silks, the majority of the silkworms are not killed in the fabric's production. Instead of a domesticated silkworm that eats only mulberry leaves, the tussah/tussar moths are wild and larger (with a wingspan of up to 6"). They live on oak and juniper leaves, and the oak's tannin produces a light gold or tan colored silk.

Tussah silk is generally denser and more insulating than spun silk, and is less processed. When the moth hatches from the cocoon it breaks the filament length, which makes the fibers short and coarse instead of the longer, more lustrous ones you'll see when the silkworms are killed. The fabric tends to have irregular slubs and unravel easily, so you'll want to serge or hem the edges before washing.

This fabric is thinner than our Luminous Sophisticated Peace Silk and Saffron Sophisticated Peace Silk, and a bit stiffer of a fabric. The photo to the right shows the saffron and garnet silks together. Aren't they just magnificent?

NOTE: As is common in handwoven fabrics, the newest batch is a bit different in both color and weave; if you have a swatch predating October 2012, do request a new swatch before purchasing yardage.

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I can't describe this fabric; I keep breaking down into incoherent babbling that essentially says "I want this, I want this, I want to keep it all!" instead of writing about it, because it's simply so gorgeous that it triggers my previously fairly well-hidden possessive gene. But oh, it's so glorious. The color of the brightest sunset reflections (the maker calls it maroon, I call it fuchsia, Winnie thinks it's a purpley-pink), dyed with AZO-free dyes, with a gorgeously luminous quality to it, this fabric is simply irresistible.

This has to be one of the most splendid silks I've ever seen. At 10.2 ounces per linear yard, the fabric is 7.5 ounces per square yard and is strong enough to use for jackets, skirts, pants, dresses, and more.

Handwoven on antique looms in a small town in India, where members of a women's cooperative create this beautiful fabric as part of their way to support their families and educate their children. Beyond perfect for luxurious decorating -- marvelous for curtains, pillows, glorious bedding, and so much more. Note that this is a natural, hand-loomed fabric and frequent irregularities (which some less-imaginative people might call imperfections) are to be expected. Indeed, they're part of the charm!

Tussah silk, also known as "peace silk", is wonderful not only because of its unique sheen and hand but also because, unlike in the creation of traditional silks, the majority of the silkworms are not killed in the fabric's production. Instead of a domesticated silkworm that eats only mulberry leaves, the tussah/tussar moths are wild and larger (with a wingspan of up to 6"). They live on oak and juniper leaves, and the oak's tannin produces a light gold or tan colored silk.

Tussah silk is generally denser and more insulating than spun silk, and is less processed. When the moth hatches from the cocoon it breaks the filament length, which makes the fibers short and coarse instead of the longer, more lustrous ones you'll see when the silkworms are killed. The fabric tends to have irregular slubs and unravel easily, so you'll want to serge or hem the edges before washing.

This fabric is thinner than our Luminous Sophisticated Peace Silk and Saffron Sophisticated Peace Silk, and a bit stiffer of a fabric. The photo to the right shows the saffron and garnet silks together. Aren't they just magnificent?

NOTE: As is common in handwoven fabrics, the newest batch is a bit different in both color and weave; if you have a swatch predating October 2012, do request a new swatch before purchasing yardage.

Swatch - 49" Wide, 100% Natural Silk

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