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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Magic Of Gaudi

Repps Silk Under The Magnifying Glass

Repps silk, which was used to create the 'Dieu' bow, is made by running one colour of thread across the weft continuously for a number of runs before switching to a different colour of thread. The block of colours therefore appear very similarly to the straight solid colours of a flag which is why Repps silk is very popular for sporting teams, clubs and community uniforms.

Black Satin Under The Magnifying Glass

In Black Duchess Silk Satin you will see that the weave follows one direction.

Anchors Under Microscope

Here you will see the Anchors fabric under miscroscope. It is a satin warp which you can see in the top image as the black fabric between the white and navy weft. The navy forming the colour and the white forming the anchors in the design. This would mean that as the satin warp is passed down the machine, two thread balls, one of navy and one of white, would be passed across the machine, weaving in and out to form the colour and pattern of the silk off the black satin base.

Looking At Silk With A Microscope

I was recently given a wonderful gift from a silk supplier in Como after presenting him with a bow from my new collection. It was a tiny magnifying glass which allowed me to view more closely the weave of the silks and enabled me to understand in greater depth the warp and the weft of the silk. In this image you will see that the polka dot strands are part of the weft whereas in some types of silk the warp will be a satin and the weft will form the polka dots.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Luigi Tella Hand Made Shirts In Roma!

For any of you dropping into Roma, you should pay a visit to Luigi Tella on Via Giulia (101/A) Telephone: +39 066877628 or .

Luigi makes very fine hand made shirts with a workshop behind his greeting room. He stocks many different fabric books and can source Monte, Carlo Riva and many other top shirting cloths. Prices start from 200 Euros for full bespoke.

Ciao From Roma!

Here I am on the Ponte Sisto staying with friends in Trastevere. I made a pilgrimage to Borsalino where I picked up a new cap.