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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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.

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