Re: [Authentic_SCA] Speaking of dyes, and silk...
- At 04:28 PM 5/5/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>At 01:54 PM 4/30/02 -0400, you wrote:Nope. Silk for the most part dyes like silk... I can't think of any real
>>You want the heaviest habotai you can find (habotai is a plain tabby
>>weave, and even the 10mm habotai that Dharma carries is fairly light).
>>A flat crepe might work, as well. The silk twill might work, too
>>(it's got more body than the habotai, and the twill weave isn't that
>>obvious, even when you're right on top of it).
>>Silk Connection has a 12mm and a 16mm habotai
>>might be closer to what you're looking for.
>Thanks! It also says they have a silk satin (also 12mm)...that sounds
>like it might be nice. Is there a difference between satin and something
>not-so-shiny in how they dye? Oh yeah, and the obvious question...would a
>shiny satin have been appropriate to the period (late-16thc.)?
exceptions. The only difference is weave structure, not fibre content. I
think the 12mm is still going to be on the light side - you might want to
try and get a sample first. Yes, shiny *silk* satin is correct for 16th
century but man-made satins have a very different look to them.
>>And yes, if you wash silk when you get it, and use washable notionsYes, machine washing silk is a good thing. : )
>>and linings, etc, you can machine wash silk. I do it all the time.
>Oh, good! Machine washing makes life easier. :-)