china silk

July 3, 2010 in Glossary

A lightweight fabric that contains sheen and has a plain weave. It’s relatively inexpensive and is commonly dyed using pastel colors. China silk is often used when making lightweight blouses, scarves and lining. Don’t use it when making fitted garments, as the seams easily tear from wear.

Barnabee, Sue. Creative Machine Embroidery, July/August, 2010, page 18.

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