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All about wool

All about wool

20.10.2020 Need to know

Wool is the ultimate cold-weather warrior. Here’s a look at the many varieties that are out there, what makes them each special, and tips on how to tell if what you’re looking at is even wool to begin with. We’ll cover all the bases, from soft merino to virgin wool, recycled wools and fine worsteds. They all have a place in our wardrobes in everything from warm overcoats and sweaters to thermal underwear. Why not get to know them better?

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How to tell real silk

How to tell real silk

12.10.2020 Need to know

You don’t need an advanced degree in textiles or years of expertise working with fabrics in order to recognize whether what you’re buying is natural silk. All you need is a little knowledge and a dose of caution.

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Ramie – the nettle with no sting

Ramie – the nettle with no sting

04.08.2020 Need to know

Name a sturdy, breathable, natural fabric… what comes to mind? If the first thing to pop into your head is linen, you’re not alone. But today we’re talking about ramie, an exotic alternative to linen that offers great potential for home decor and garment making.

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Linen bedding – Choosing the perfect fabric

Linen bedding – Choosing the perfect fabric

21.07.2020 Need to know

Does pure linen bedding make you think of a modern, eco-friendly household? Or a rustic cottage? Linen is a unique material with undeniable charm. It is durable, comfortably cool, easy to care for, and a dream to sleep in. If you’ve been flirting with the idea of sewing a linen duvet cover, this article will answer all of your questions.

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All about silk

All about silk

02.07.2020 Need to know

Silk is an absolute classic, sought after for its beauty and exquisite softness, shunned for its price tag and supposed frailty. But is natural silk really so expensive or so impractical? How many kinds of silk are out there? And what makes silk so utterly irresistible? Let us clear up some questions (and bust some myths) for one of nature’s most intriguing materials.

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Sleep like royalty – Best fabrics for silk bedding

Sleep like royalty – Best fabrics for silk bedding

23.06.2020 Need to know

Silk bedding is a luxury you can treat yourself to every night. Make your own duvet cover and tuck yourself in without spending a king’s ransom. This guide will help you navigate our silk selection to choose just the right fabric for dreamy results.

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Types of silk fabric

Types of silk fabric

19.05.2020 Need to know

How well do you know your silk fabrics? Dupioni, serge, habotai… don’t be dismayed if it sounds like the roster of some pirate ship to you. We’ll help clear away some of the mystery and explain the types of silk fabric and what sets them apart. We’ll cover terminology, characteristics, tricks and tips for sewing, and which projects call for which fabrics. No two silks are the same.

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How to read laundry symbols

How to read laundry symbols

12.05.2020 Need to know

Ever wonder what those funny symbols on care labels mean? The washtub, the triangle, that little box with a circle inside? Get your decoder rings ready! This overview gives you the key to decipher what the manufacturer is trying to say. Now you’ll always know just how to wash, dry, and press your clothes. Never be vexed by the hieroglyphs on a care tag again!

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Choosing bridal gown fabrics

Choosing bridal gown fabrics

27.02.2020 Need to know

Choosing bridal gown fabrics and laces can be a challenge. If you’re about to take the plunge and feeling a little nervous, it’s no wonder. This is a situation where there’s no room for trial and error. As luck would have it though, many have gone there before you. Here are some practical tips from the front lines to help you on your way.

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The many faces of rayon

The many faces of rayon

11.01.2020 Need to know

Rayon is a wide-spread and very popular material. It is comfortable, easy to care for, and comes in many forms. This variety is where the confusion begins. What, for example, is the difference between modal and Tencel? How is rayon made from bamboo different from other kinds of rayon, and what are its benefits? Is there a difference between viscose and rayon?

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