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Silk Dupion 2 Tone


Silk Dupion, Two-tone


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£ 0.90

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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 testers are approximately 4cm-5cm each.

The price is charged per 1 sample tester.

All samples will be sent by standard post.

Fabric is cut per 1 metre

If you buy more than 1 metre you will receive one continuous length.

Payments are via PayPal -Remember you do not have to be PayPal registered to pay as long as you have a credit/debit card. Please pay within 3 days of purchasing your item. Although, if you are having any problems, please contact us via email. Once payment is cleared your item will be dispatched within a maximum of 2 working days from Monday to Friday.

Postage & Packaging

Your order will be dispatched within 2 working days Monday to Friday except bank holidays.

If your purchase is dispatched through courier, please make sure your PayPal address is correct as we only post to this address. For high-value orders above £100 we will send your purchase via signed for service.

Your phone number has to be provided by us to courier company for a high value orders.

As we post through Post Office/Hermis, we are always able to obtain a certificate of postage.

Your phone number has to be provided by us to courier company for a high value orders.