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The characteristics of silk are that it's strong but has a soft and luxuriant hand, or feel. It is so elastic that if it's stretched a great deal, it can still return to its original shape. It is lightweight and can be w... More »

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Victorian lampshades are recognizable by their ornamental fringe, specialty trims, curved and angular shapes and floral motifs. These decadent lampshades were often made of silk and other fine materials. More »

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Nail art takes a simple manicure and adds various polish colors, beads, flowers, decals, even real gems in some cases, all to make a fashion statement. The finished product can be a simple manicure with contrasting polka... More »

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Satin fabric can contain silk, wool, cotton, polyester, rayon and acetate fibers. What makes a fabric satin is not the type of fibers that it is made of but rather the type of weave that is used in bringing those fibers ... More »

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The biggest difference between silk and satin is that silk is a specific material that is used to make fabric, and satin is a fabric weave that can be made using a variety of materials, including silk. Silk is a naturall... More »

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Common fabrics include cotton, nylon, wool and silk. Cotton, wool and silk are natural fabrics, while nylon is a synthetic fabric. Cotton comes from the cotton plant. It is durable, highly absorbent and comfortable. Cott... More »

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Though it may not look it, silk is known to be the warmest material when it comes to temperature control. Silk has the ability to control the body heat and humidity of the person wearing the fabric. Silk is also extremel... More »

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