Composition: 100% silk
Weight: 35 momme / 151gsm
Width: 112cms - 114cms
Silk noil is a really interest fabric. It feels and behaves very different to how it you might expect. Its visual texture may have you believe it might be rough to wear, but being 100% silk, it is actually lovely against the skin. It has a warm hand, resists crinkling and has the fluid drape silk is renowned for.
It's luxurious, but given that silk noil doesn't have the high sheen of traditional silk, it's a lot easier to work into your everyday wardrobe. It definitely has an understated elegance about it. Most find it a very stable fabric, making it lovely to work with. Silk noil is less slippery than other silks making it a great transitional fabric for newer sewists.
I have heard others recommend French seams as it can have a tendency to fray, but I've overlocked a number of pieces myself and haven't had any problems, even on those garments that are in heavy rotation.
If you've not experienced silk noil before - please get in touch for a sample so you can feel this lovely fabric for yourself!
Care instructions: Prewash in the same way you intend to care for your finished garment. Dry cleaning is often recommended to help retain silk noil's colour vibrancy, however it can be gently hand washed.
I try to air out my Silk Noil garments where possible and avoid washing too often to help retain the colours. To dry, you can lay flat or line dry, we suggest to do this out of direct sunlight.
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