Let’s talk fiber. Fabric is composed of fibers, twisted in to threads, which are then woven in to fabric. So the fibers are Silk, cotton, wool, linen, acrylic, polyester, rayon, nylon…I’m sure there are others, but you get the drift. Everything else is weaving technique. So when you walk in to the fabric store and buy satin, you are usually buying polyester satin. Taffeta is usually polyester. Broadcloth is usually cotton. Twill is usually wool. Because these are the common weaves for these fibers in retail outlets, fiber is almost never specifically delineated on signage. However, fiber content should always be
That about sums it up. I run my own company, Damask Raven obviously, which sells silk fabric. When one sells fabulous costuming supplies, one tends to do a lot of sewing. Why wouldn’t you? You have a ready supply of what you need to create fabulous-ness, and in doing so you also create instant advertising for your company. Look what we have! You too can purchase this and make your very own…. Whatever. So the next logical step, when faced with at least a year of hard sewing, was to start blogging about it. But I’m a little leery of
MM What? Seriously, what is MM? Watch my brief ramblings to get a basic understanding of MM in silk and how it relates to sewing and costuming.