On Fri, 31 Aug 2001, L Joseph wrote:
> If you don't mind shopping online,
> www.fabrics-store.com has a wide selection of linen in
> a variety of colors and weights at under $6/yard
> ("doggie bag" specials are even lower.)
I've seen them, although I haven't had any projects that really need
linen. Would either of them have a hemp fabric by any chance?
What I'm really interested in trying to do is get a grasp on the price of
silk brocade--other than unbelievably expensive. Habotai or organza I can
get at www.silkconnection.com, but I'm not sure where to get good silk
I'm looking at eventually doing a nice silk kamishimo, and want to make
sure I know everything I need to about the project before starting.
Another question I have is the use of 'raw silk'--was it used, or was silk
always refined further? I know from experience that good raw silk can
feel wonderful while providing a heavier material, but was it something
that was used in either Europe or Japan before the 17th century?