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    i am working for the first time with some silk fabric called cathcart by laura ashley a woven silk. interesting. i am going to interline them. any dos or donts. the fabric is very creasy looking i ironed a scrap piece it goes smooth but i think it is suppose to be creased looking and crisp. any help or tips on interlining what type to use or any help so i can prevent any probs. thanks dea.

  • #2
    Re: working with silk

    I would use a medium domett, as I find the fibres don't pull through with the interlocking the same as the bump. And silk is often quite stiff and papery looking. But I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job!
    Kind regards
    Pen Harrison
    Colly Brook Fine Furnishings


    • #3
      Re: working with silk

      I think sometimes silk naturally has a creasy look about it. I'd also go with a medium weight domette. Have fun making them, I love working with silk and I'm sure they will look fabulous.
      Kindest Regards,


      • #4
        Re: working with silk

        Agree with all the above, Silk is wonderful to work with. Dont use too hot an iron, it is a beautiful natural fabric and does not need a lot of pressing.Watch out though if its going in a southfacing window, silk does fade badly.Sure you will do a fantastic job.