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 » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

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 » Home & Garden Antiques

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 » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care Nail Polish
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Some types of silk are mulberry silk, tasar silk, eri silk, muga silk and anaphe silk. There's also fagara silk, coan silk and mussel silk. Most commercial silk is mulberry silk.There's also spider's silk, but it's so di... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Chenille is made from cotton, silk, rayon or wool. It has a velvety texture, and it comes in yarn or fabric form. The yarn is thick and soft, while the fabric has a protruding pile and is made from the chenille yarn. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Free silk ribbon embroidery patterns are available online at such sites as Needle 'N Thread. Websites such as Colour Streams offer designs and links to postings of the finished designs on Pinterest, a free website where ... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Wrinkles can be removed from silk by hovering an iron over it. However, care must be taken when using this method since silk is a very delicate fabric and quite sensitive to heat. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing