I work in the fabric industry and am an upholsterer by trade. Yet I still need a refresher, even a crash course on fabric nomenclature (That’s your big word for the week meaning the science of naming things. You know, what Adam’s job was in the Garden?). You’ll notice that we use proper names for each of our fabrics. But you might not know a chintz from a chenille, or the slight difference between a jacquard and a brocade. And that’s okay! We’re here to educate you. By knowing the specific features of a given fabric, you can make an informed decision or at least narrow your options for your next DIY or custom sewing project. (Don’t forget, we do that!)
Read on…Today’s fabric feature focus is Dupioni Silk
Including the July special, Ebony Brown Silk, one of my favorite Dupionis here at BFS is Willow’Wisp https://bestfabricstore.com/WIPPAA.html. I love the whimsical flowers in red against the sand silk. Thiswould make a beautiful duvet, accent pillow or a small occasional chair.
Next time, we’ll look at the cousin to Dupioni, Silk Shantung.
Sew ‘n piece my friend!