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  • Silk Chiffon Gauze Yard, 4.5mm weight

Silk Chiffon Gauze Yard, 4.5mm weight

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Stronger than cotton gauze yet airy and light as a cloud! A floaty transparent silk chiffon gauze ideal for veils, curtains, layering, draping, painting, nuno and needle felting, shibori and more. That's right, felt wisps of wool right onto it as in our Silk Merino Nuno Scarf Kit. Finish is matte rather than shiny. 4.5mm weight.

Per yard: 44 inches wide

Shrinkage: Allow up to 11% in length and 7% 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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