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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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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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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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Use a gelatin mixture to firm up fabrics like silk chiffon and silk charmeuse. Mix a solution of 1 teaspoon of gelatin with 16 ounces of tap water, then leave it to sit for 30 minutes. More »

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