Tag Archives: silk fabrics

Fabric Identification Through Burn Test

11 Nov


Do you ever buy fabrics at estate sales and flea markets? What about your non-quilting friends, do they ever offer to give you excess fabrics? Have you received fabrics in a swap that you’re just not sure about? Unless you absolutely recognize fabrics as quilting cottons, there’s no way of knowing their fiber content without […]

The Potential Of Silk

9 Nov


In 1946, while assessing the future for silk consumption,American economic policy makers decided that among their then allies, “china” will be hard pressed to find sufficient exports to pay for her gigantic import needs-particularly capital goods-during their early years of reconstruction; silk could be an important source of of dollar exchange.” The conclusion was that […]