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Types of Silk Fabric

Charmeuse
Charmeuse

What Is Charmeuse Fabric? By Andrea Whyte A favorite luxury fabric for centuries, charmeuse is traditionally made from 100 percent silk, though recently the definition of charmeuse fabric has expanded to incorporate a less expensive polyester version. You can put charmeuse fabric to different uses, though most commonly it's used to make dresses for special occasions, since the fabric drapes well, and for interior decor.

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Chiffon
Chiffon

Since chiffon is a light-weight fabric that frays very easily, bound or French seams must be used to stop the fabric from fraying. Chiffon is smoother and more lustrous than the similar fabric georgette.

China Silk/Habutai
China Silk/Habutai

Silk Habotai Fabrics Also known as "china silk" this is the classic silk fabric you see used in all kinds of projects. This silk fabric has a soft and supple hand and a lustrous sheen.

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Crêpe de Chine
Crêpe de Chine

Crepe de Chine, also spelled Crêpe De Chine, (French: “crepe of China”), light and fine plainwoven dress fabric produced either with all-silk warp and weft or else with a silk warp and hard-spun worsted weft.

Crepe de Chine
Crepe de Chine

Crepe de Chine, also spelled Crêpe De Chine, (French: “crepe of China”), light and fine plainwoven dress fabric produced either with all-silk warp and weft or else with a silk warp and hard-spun worsted weft.

Dupioni
Dupioni

Dupioni fabric. Dress in brown dupioni, 1940s/early 1950s Sweden. Dupioni (also referred to as Douppioni or Dupion) is a plain weave crisp type of silk fabric, produced by using fine thread in the warp and uneven thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons in the weft.

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Gauze
Gauze

Silk gauze is a sheer, thin fabric made of fine but very strong silk threads. The stability of the fabric is increased by the interlocking weave, also known as a leno structure. This weave, or structure, prevents the threads from shifting, which decreases the risk of tearing, pulling, and fraying of the canvas.

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Georgette
Georgette

The yarns used to weave silk georgette are highly twisted, creating a slightly grainy surface texture – a bit like a crepe fabric. These twisted yarns also give the fabric a slight spring. Both features are particularly distinctive and will help you to recognise silk georgette fabric on first touch.

Habutai
Habutai

Silk Habotai Fabrics Also known as "china silk" this is the classic silk fabric you see used in all kinds of projects. This silk fabric has a soft and supple hand and a lustrous sheen.

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Organza
Organza

Chiffon and organza both come from the silk family. Generally, polyester or nylon is mixed with silk to create chiffon or organza fabric more cheaply. The most expensive fabrics can be made exclusively of silk. The cheapest may be made entirely of polyester.

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Raw Silk
Raw Silk

Raw silk, which is popularly known as ‘Paat’ in Eastern India, ‘Resham’ in Urdu and Hindu dialect, and ‘Pattu’ in the southern pockets of India, is the most natural form of delicate fiber which can get easily and smoothly woven into different fabrics and garments.

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