Silk Dupion, Two-tone
Sometimes known as dupion or douppioni, silk dupioni is created with the threads
from two different silk worms. When two worms spin their cocoons close together,
the fibers get tangled up; these naturally tangled fibers are then used together to make
the silk thread. The thread is rougher than regular silk, and contains bumps and
irregularities where the fibers from the two cocoons are combined. Silk dupioni takes
dye well and is usually easy to sew. Silk dupioni has an advantage over some other
types of silks, in that it tends to resist wrinkles, which helps to enhance the usability
of the finished fabric. In addition, silk dupioni also has a tendency to take
creases very well, which can give the final product a crisp and formal
appearance. As an bonus, the fabric is totally reversible, so it is perfectly
acceptable for both sides of the material to be visible. It is also naturally
irregular in texture, and the edges may unravel.
Silk dupioni can be used in a number of different fabric creations.
In the way of clothing, this fabric works well for flowing jackets, blouses,
skirts, dresses, and bridal gowns. For home decorating, silk dupioni can
be utilized as drapery panels or other types of window treatments,
table runners and cloths.
This fabric is difficult to photograph due to its 2-tone effect.
In case of any doubts, we would highly recommend you purchase
a sample first before ordering larger amount.
Please note that all the Silk Dupion two-tone listed in this listing
differ slightly in weight and texture, hence they are not ideal for
combining them together into one garment.
If you have any doubts, please order a sample.
Fabric is cut per 1 metre
If you buy more than 1 metre you will receive one continuous length.