Silk has many properties, such as high tensile strength, luster, low density, good insulation and resistance to deformation and certain insects. It is a natural fiber that comes from the cocoon made by caterpillars of th... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, rayon, spandex, nylon and acrylic, are composed of man-made fibers. Conversely, natural fabrics are made of natural fibers from plants, animal coats and seeds, and these include cott... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Nylon is made from polyamide fiber, derived from a diamine and a dicarboxylic acid that is formed into thin strands and woven into fabric. It is a synthetic fabric that utilizes the chemical by-products of coal, petroleu... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing
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Silk fabric is made by collecting filaments from a mulberry silk moth's cocoon, combining the output from four to eight cocoons into a single strand of raw silk, washing and preparing the silk strands and then weaving or... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

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