All silks have subtle slubs running through the fabric which may contain very slight irregularities in the weave. These are natural characteristics of the fabric. Silk Dupion has a heavier slubbed surface woven from two different threads, so that it sometimes shimmers or changes colour in the light.
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Topkapi (silver birch) SV 1200 (a)£30(b)£30 Order now
From the Persian Silks Collection this is lovely printed velvet on a quality silk in a beautiful silver colour. Pattern repeat is 68cm. These pieces measure:
(a) 136cm wide x 1.4 metres
(b) 136cm wide x 1.4 metres
Stowe SV 1201 £18 Order now
Beautiful quality silk in the linen colourway with clear sequins. Pattern repeat is 63cm. This would make a wonderful blind or cushions, This piece measures 136cm wide x 1.05 metres.
Opulence (caramel) SV 1203 £40 Order now
This is a 100% silk dupion with a slub texture in a caramel brown. It has shimmer in the light and has the affect of changing to both darker brown or gold. Samples available. It measures 136cm wide x 3.2 metres
Canton SV 1205 (a)£25 (b)£20 Order now
From the Orissa Collection design number ORF5716 this is a gold silk with a printed black floral pattern. This is a silk dupion with a natural slub - a natural feature of silk dupion and not a fault in the fabric but the slub does affect the print in a few places, however this is not a second. Pattern repeat is 62cm. The pieces measure:
(a) 140cm wide x 1.5 metres
(b) 140cm wide x 1.2 metres
James Hare Silks
Pavilion Stripe (corn) SV 1206/1 £25 Order now
Striped gold silk. This piece measures 140cm wide x 1.3 metres
This piece measures 80cm wide x 1.8 metres
Petals SV 1206/3 £45 Order now
Silk with small embroidered petals. This piece measures 140cm wide x 3 metres
Indian Dupion (straw) SV 1206/7 £12 Order now
This piece measures 110cm wide x 60cm
James Brindley of Harrogate
Caramel silk dupion SV 1207 (a)£25 (b)£10 Order now
A rich caramel coloured high quality 100% silk dupion 8100/108. These pieces measure:
(a) 122cm wide x 1.5 metres
(b) 122cm wide x 60cm.
Brown/grey checked SV 1208 £25 Order now
Large checked pattern in shades of brown, grey and cream. Pattern repeat is 64cm. This piece measures 137cm wide x 1.8 metres
Peach coloured silk SV 1209 £10 per metre Order now
or £40 for the whole piece (save £10)
100% silk in a lovely peach/apricot colour. Samples are available.
It measures 120cm wide x 5 metres.
Gold leaves SV 1210 £32 Order now
Beautiful smooth silk with printed gold leaves on a grey/blue background which has a gold sheen. The colour differs with the light and the angle. Pattern repeat is 94cm. This piece measures 125cm wide x 2.2 metres (one selvedge). Samples available.
Cream embossed silk SV 1220 (a)£28 (b)£57 Order now
A beautiful smooth richly coloured cream silk with embossed matt circular patterns. The main body of silk has a satin finish and the embossed flowers are matt. Pattern repeat is 33cm. These pieces measure:
(a) 140cm wide x 1.6 metres
(b) 140cm wide x 3.2 metres
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