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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.

Czech kroj: Focus on traditional folk costumes in the Chod region

Czech kroj: Focus on traditional folk costumes in the Chod region

10.04.2020 Of interest

Fertoch, jupka, kandus, rozplasenka, serka! When we talk about traditional folk costumes – “kroj” in Bohemia (or Silesia, Moravia, and Slovakia for that matter) it means grappling with a whole new vocabulary. I learned that the hard way when I set off this February on a quick information gathering trip to western Bohemia. We were working on a new brocade in our historical reproduction series… and for the first time ever, I had a living, breathing first-hand source to answer my questions!

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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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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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