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  • Sheer Silk "Paj" Yard, 5mm weight

Sheer Silk "Paj" Yard, 5mm weight


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Petal soft, sheer and shiny, this fine quality silk is lovely for making marionette puppets, covering seasonal tables or draping. It also makes wonderful curtains for your home or classroom. Easy to dye with natural dyes or our Jacquard Acid Dyes. Tip: For a beautiful effect use both the Sheer and the Solid in two different colors layered together. 

Per yard: 44 inches wide

Shrinkage: Allow up to 8% in length and 1% in width.

What mm stands for: 100% silk fabric is measured by a weight referred to as mm or momme (pronounce mummy). 8mm = 1 ounce and 1 ounce = 28 grams. The smaller the mm the lighter the fabric. 1mm = 3.5 grams.

Pre-washing notes from our supplier: "Although the silks are untreated and are ostensibly "ready-to-dye", we have found that with silk in general, occasionally small amounts of silk gum (the stuff left by the moths) is still in the fabric. Where there is gum, or even fingerprints, the fabric will dye lighter. Look for shiny areas in your silk - if there are any you should wash it before dyeing or wash all silk if you want to be really safe. We recommend Synthrapol for pre-washing because it's really good at taking silk gum out of the silk. Hot water works best!"

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