Silk noil - Black 0.5m
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.
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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Silk noil - Black 0.5m
Recently purchased some black silk noil for a future garment, and some other bits and pieces. I haven’t yet used the fabric, but my first impression is that it has a lovely hand feel and will sew very nicely. It is soft, yet has some texture. It does seem quite thin, which lends itself to being a nice fabric for summer clothing, but I am curious how transparent it will be once sewn up into a garment. The purchase experience was fantastic, and Trin was very prompt to answer my questions - going the extra mile answering my question on a Sunday night!! Thanks A + R.
I've never sewn with silk noil before, so I felt like I was taking a risk. I loved the colour, though. It is really soft, but has a texture to it. Delightful and airy to wear.
The emerald silk noil is even better than I expected from the sample. It’s hard to tell how soft and drapey it is without a bigger piece. The colour is beautiful and washed well. Excellent service as usual.
Gorgeous fabrics at good prices and great service
Super happy with my online purchases from A & R. Beautiful and quality textiles and ezcellent customer service. Will definitely be shopping again soon!