12020Re: Fabric sources, was: Question on source...
- Sep 1, 2001
> That's what I had thought. However, I was considering whether ornot it
> would have been preferrable to hemp or not.In Japanese terms, hemp was preferable. Raw silk would not have been
used as garments. It's used as stuffing in house furnishings and as
padding for winter garments. However, in my opinion, some raw silks
look like some hemp fabrics. I think raw silk might be a good
substitution for hemp if you are having trouble finding or affording
hemp. As for silk brocades, keep in mind that almost all silk
brocades imported into this country are silk faced. not 100% silk.
That being said, the best prices and selection can be found at
thaisilks.com, at about $11.99 per yard.
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