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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: What type of silk to get?

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  • JL Badgley
    ... I m going to second Saionji-hime s suggestions; a thick organza might also work, as I ve seen some Japanese hitatare-ish items made with similar fabric,
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 23, 2011
      On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 3:14 AM, LJonthebay <wodeford@...> wrote:
      > --- In sca-jml@yahoogroups.com, "Carey Gorla" <agnesvonh@...> wrote:
      >> I plan to make a purchase from Dharma Trading in the near future to make my boyfriend a nice spiffy set of court garb. I'm going to be making a hitatare. I'm just not sure which type of silk to choose for this project. Can anyone provide advice on which types of silk would be suitable for this project? The website for Dharma's silk is http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1665272-AA.shtml
      >
      > Dupioni is slubbier than what would've been used in period, however, at 19mm, it will have enough body for hakama and hitatare. Crepe is right out and things like habotai and their silk twill are too drapy (think blouse or scarf weight) unless you line them. The silk/hemp blends might be worth checking out, but ouch on the prices.
      >
      > If you're hesitant to order before you've had a chance to fondle things for yourself, I seem to recall they'll send you a swatch set at a modest fee.
      >

      I'm going to second Saionji-hime's suggestions; a thick organza might
      also work, as I've seen some Japanese hitatare-ish items made with
      similar fabric, but you'll need to keep it starched unless it is
      lined.

      The swatch set is really a good way to get a feel for the different
      silks on offer.

      -Ii
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