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Zoom Silk noil - Rust 0.5m
Zoom Silk noil - Rust 0.5m
Zoom Silk noil - Rust 0.5m

Silk noil - Rust 0.5m

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Composition: 100% silk 

Weight: 35 momme / 151gsm

Width: 112cms - 114cms 

Origin: China 

Details: Silk noil is a really interest fabric.  It feels and behaves very different to how it you might expect.  It's 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. 

This beautiful warm shade has been one of our most popular colours.  It's not hard to see why, this earthy shade will work well with with all of your neutrals coloured foundation pieces.

Make: For a stand alone piece, try a Sicily slip dress, Calvin wrap dress, Waikerie shirt dress.  Or, for a separate try a Ogden cami, Gypsum skirt, Hadley top, or Mellilot shirt.

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.

See the other colours we have available here

Please note: Monitor settings can change the way these colours are viewed on  screen.  A swatch service is available to help eliminate any guess work!

Silk noil - Rust 0.5m


About A+R

About A+R Fabrics

A+R is owned and operated by passionate creative Katrina Hope, from her small rural studio located in regional Victoria, Australia.

The name A+R comes from her daughters names, Arlo + Remi.

A+R was established in 2018 with the mission for the business being to offer the highest quality fabrics with a strong focus on natural fibres.

What A+R does differently

A+R carries a unique range of colours and textures that have a strong focus on natural fibres.

Our love of working with and wearing natural fibres is reflected in the collection.

We strives to provide the sewing community an interesting range of fabrics that can only be found here.

Where is A+R?

The A+R Studio is located in beautiful regional Victoria, to the North East of Melbourne.

At this stage we are only online, but do have plans to open the studio for occasional visits.

Order collection is available with prior communication with Katrina.

Local delivery is also available - please use the 'Chat with Us!' bubble to get in touch to discuss.

Ordering online

Placing your first online order?

Ordering from a new store, or placing your first online fabric order can feel a little risky!

A+R Fabrics strives to create an easy + enjoyable shopping experience, whether it's your first of tenth order with us. 

We've tried to include as much information about each fabric as possible, but we welcome any questions you may have about project suitability, etc.

We offer swatches as a way of viewing our collection prior to purchase. 


We offer free swatches to AU + NZ customers so that you can check out our fabrics in person. 

This way you can check the colour, weight, handfeel and even run the swatch under your sewing machine to ensure it's going to be the right choice for you project. 

Swatches are avaiable to friends in other areas - the website will charge a small fee to cover postage. 

Order Fulfilment

A+R is a micro sized (sole operator) business which means our fulfilment times can be a little longer than some of our friends in the Industry. 

The current fulfilment time is 2-3 business days. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Julie Blake
Silk noil - Rust 1m

This is a very good fabric ideal for hand sewing or for clothes. I am very happy with the quality.

Romy-Krystal Cutler

I had been tossing up buying silk noil for such a long time and finally took the plunge and it does not disappoint. I'm a huge linen lover and was just nervous about it being silk. Well those nerves were for no reason and this fabric is divine and wonderful to work with. If you're thinking about it, do it! You will not be disappointed!

Lovely to sew and to wear

Silk noil is a lovely fabric to sew and to wear. The fabric drapes very nicely and is good for travel as silk dries quickly and can be worn without ironing.

Good service and follow up

Trin was very helpful with my order when I mistakingly ordered 1 metre of fabric instead of 2 metres. Silk noil is a beautiful fabric to sew and to wear. Thank you.

Hassle-free purchase experience

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.


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