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Dupioni - ROYAL

Price per yard: $11.50
Item Number: DUP-1078
Manufacturer: Fabron

Silk dupioni is the most common type of silk fabric. The texture of the fabric is slightly irregular due to the thread being rougher than a taffeta silk fabric. This is caused when the fibers of two different silk worms get tangled up. These naturally tangled fibers are used together to make the silk thread.  The thread is rougher than regular silk, and contains bumps and irregularities where the fibers from the two cocoons are combined. Silk dupioni takes dye well and is usually easy to sew.

Silk dupioni has an advantage over some other types of silks in that it tends to resist wrinkles, which helps to enhance the usability of the finished fabric. In addition, silk dupioni also has a tendency to take creases very well, which can give the final product a crisp and formal appearance. As an added bonus, the fabric is totally reversible, so it is perfectly acceptable for both sides of the material to be visible.

At the same time, silk dupioni does have a couple of drawbacks. The material has almost no stretching ability, which means that using this fabric requires the need to be very exact in the measurements before cutting out any pattern. It is also naturally irregular in texture, and the edges may unravel.


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