October 21, 2008
I would like to give you a sneak peek into some of the fabrics we are working on today. They should be on the site very soon. Make some room in your stash or dream up a project for the following:
Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles (fabric)!
I have been an avid Beatles fan since I was a kid. I have seen Ringo and his All Starr band a couple of times in concert here in
So, when I was presented with fabric from V.I.P. Cranston featuring the Beatles, their logo and some of the Yellow Submarine characters, you can imagine I jumped at it. I hope you enjoy the collection as much as I do. I have a pair of PJ's for my sister and myself in mind for my first project. I'll keep you posted.
You may have noticed our new lower price on the Promotional Dupioni Silks. They are only $8.98 a yard for 54'' wide 100% silk dupioni until 2009. We have over 100 colors on line now and more to come. We offer swatches for the ones that come in at 50 yards or more when we receive the shipment. Lauren, one of our Merchandisers has a special gift for color names and a great affinity for silks. She is the one that came up with 100 different color names, and has a challenge ahead with two new shipments waiting for her discerning eye.
Dupioni silk is not as delicate as you might think. Silk fibers are as strong as steel in the same size strand. It can be machine washed on delicate and tumbled on low for a more casual finish. It becomes soft and some of the sheen is removed. It also becomes a little more textured - almost like crepe. It's my favorite way to work with dupioni. And, I can wash my garment after it's made. Always test-wash a 4'' x 4'' square before washing your whole piece of silk. There can be issues with the dye running and the fabric changing color. You can always dry clean your dupioni silk to keep the sheen and crisp finish.