All About Silk is a fabric dictionary that comes with real cloth samples of 32 different silk fabrics.
The book includes detailed, two-page descriptions of each fabric. Each description is illustrated with a 2x4-inch sample, right there on the same page, which clarifies in the simplest way what a charmeuse, douppioni, georgette, shantung or taffeta actually looks and feels like.
On the facing page, a comprehensive checklists provides additional information about each fabric, covering everything from garment and style suggestions to wearability, care and price.
With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to identify the main types of silk without asking sales clerks or reading labels. You'll learn how to use each fabric, how to recognize quality and how to spot a bargain.
All About Silk is packed with information about the different weaves, yarns and techniques used to make silk fabrics. It provides quick answers to hundreds of questions about an often confusing subject. The author uses clear, uncomplicated language and simple line drawings to explain terms such as cultivated silk, pure silk, raw silk, spun silk and wild silk.
This is the only guide you'll ever need to silk fabric. If you work with silk, you need this book.
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Volume I, Fabric Reference Series
Written and illustrated by Julie Parker
Published in 1991. Latest printing 2013.
11" wide x 8.5" tall, 92 pages, 36 b&w illustrations.
Soft cover with hidden plastic-comb binding.
Includes package of 32 silk samples.
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