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Silk: What Is It & Why Is It So Expensive?

Silk is filament fiber formed from silkworms, or the Bombyx mori. These worms are not really worms; they are caterpillars. For thousands of years, human beings have mastered the art and science of silk production, which originated in China. Silk is extremely valued for its softness, its strength and its insulating properties. Silk is expensive …

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Beautiful Repurposed Upgrades With Quilting Fabric

What do you do with the leftover fabric scraps? Don’t trash them. These make excellent pieces for quilting fabric. Time and history shows that fabric was a precious resource for many who could not afford the luxuries of new textiles as manufactured for the royals. Anything that could be repurposed was salvaged for clothes or …

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Hot Outdoor Fabrics

Performance fabrics are known to be easy to clean and can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.  “According to outdoor fabric manufacturers, the pandemic has created an increased level of demand that hasn’t been seen for several years. “For first time in 15 years, outdoor furniture is hot, hot, hot. If companies can …

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Scarves Up

Looking your best is not all about buying what’s on trend or shopping for expensive clothes. If you want to look stylish, think about simple accessories – like scarves. Scarves are beautiful, a work of art in many countries where they are made by hand.  That tradition is why scarves are more than just a …

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Don’t Miss This Fact… The Best Fabric For Sewing Can Be Make Or Break

A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Fabric By Jan H Roos It’s one of the most important things a sewer must learn to do. What, you ask? Choosing the best fabric for your sewing projects. For many beginning sewers, choosing fabric doesn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, ask any experienced sewer about it, …

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