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Píšeme o tom, co máme rádi: o látkách, šití, módě, řemeslu. Náš obchod nabízí látky pro náročné, náš blog zase články pro milovníky kvalitního čtení a informací, které jinde nenajdete. Podrobně se věnujeme materiálům (především hedvábí, ale i těm ostatním), jejich vlastnostem a praktickému využití, testujeme látky a připravujeme šicí návody a tipy. Píšeme reportáže z cest po naší hedvábné stezce, zabýváme se historií látek a shromažďujeme všechny možné zajímavosti. Budujeme pro vás blog plný užitečných znalostí i poutavého a originálního čtení. Seznamte se s autory článků.

How to choose silk for a cosmetic pillow

How to choose silk for a cosmetic pillow

12.01.2021 Need to know

Silk pillowcases are having a moment, and it’s no wonder. Not only are they a dream to sleep on, they keep your skin hydrated and even prevent bedhead. We’ll look at what the fuss is all about and help you choose the right fabric to make your own. Find out what silk can do for your beauty sleep.

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Types of silk

Types of silk

10.01.2021 Need to know

Did you know there’s more than one kind of natural silk? It’s true, and not only do different silk moths made different kinds of silk, there are also different types depending on the quality of the yarn itself and how it was made. Each kind of silk has its own characteristics that you should know if you plan to wear it. To make an educated choice it’s good to know the basics. So, here we go!

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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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How to wash silk

How to wash silk

08.09.2020 Need to know

So there you were, browsing our silk fabric selection and dreaming up a fabulous new dress or pretty top, when all of the sudden your practical side burst in and said: But it’s silk… how will you ever wash it? Well, we’ve been wondering the same thing. So we decided to take some samples and find out for ourselves.

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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 fabrics – your complete guide

Types of silk fabrics – your complete guide

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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From cocoon to thread – How silk is made

From cocoon to thread – How silk is made

24.03.2020 Of interest

It’s common knowledge that silk is made from the snow-white cocoon of the mulberry silk moth. But how do we go from that tightly spun wad to a perfect, endless thread? The secret of silk production was closely guarded by the Chinese court for millennia and those who would talk faced death. Yet it turns out that all you need if you’d like to see how it works, is a cup of warm water...

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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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Wheeling and dealing… in silk cocoons

Wheeling and dealing… in silk cocoons

21.02.2020 Of interest

The hall explodes in frenzied activity as brokers rush to buy and sell. Deals are struck. Fortunes are made. But we’re not on Wall Street. And it’s not stocks and bonds trading hands… It’s silkworm cocoons. Welcome to the great cocoon market in Karnataka, where our Indian silks begin their journey to you.

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