Help finding silk substitute

Help finding silk substitute

Post by Tinkerbel » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Hello all!  I am hoping to draw on the collective wisdom of RCTN in
finding the right colors.
I am making a roman shade for a friend.  She wants tassels as a
decorative touch.  The material is a silk blend, kind of
shiny/lustrous.  I picked up some DMC cotton, and it looks alright.  But
I thought maybe the silk would be a better choice.
Does anyone know where I can get some silk to match DMC #422 and #612?
On the net or in the SFbay area?
Many thanks in advance?
Jennifer

 
 
 

Help finding silk substitute

Post by Monique Re » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00


The DMC cotton will be much less expensive than making silk tassels!  But you
might want to have a look at DMC rayon floss.  You can also use some of each,
in slightly different shades.  I've seen some great mixed-fiber tassels.

Monique

Quote:
>Hello all!  I am hoping to draw on the collective wisdom of RCTN in
>finding the right colors.
>I am making a roman shade for a friend.  She wants tassels as a
>decorative touch.  The material is a silk blend, kind of
>shiny/lustrous.  I picked up some DMC cotton, and it looks alright.  But
>I thought maybe the silk would be a better choice.
>Does anyone know where I can get some silk to match DMC #422 and #612?
>On the net or in the SFbay area?
>Many thanks in advance?
>Jennifer


 
 
 

Help finding silk substitute

Post by Kotchk » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Jennifer - Definitely experiment with floss and rayon blended tassels
before insisting on using the silk.  If I recall correctly those tassels
are rather large, if you try to make them of silk, it will cost you a
fortune.

Try a 1 to 1 ratio of plies of rayon to plies of cotton, and make a few
small tassels as an experiment to see how well they work

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| The DMC cotton will be much less expensive than making silk tassels!  But
you
| might want to have a look at DMC rayon floss.  You can also use some of
each,
| in slightly different shades.  I've seen some great mixed-fiber tassels.
|
| Monique
|
| >Hello all!  I am hoping to draw on the collective wisdom of RCTN in
| >finding the right colors.
| >I am making a roman shade for a friend.  She wants tassels as a
| >decorative touch.  The material is a silk blend, kind of
| >shiny/lustrous.  I picked up some DMC cotton, and it looks alright.  But
| >I thought maybe the silk would be a better choice.
| >Does anyone know where I can get some silk to match DMC #422 and #612?
| >On the net or in the SFbay area?
| >Many thanks in advance?
| >Jennifer
|
|

 
 
 

Help finding silk substitute

Post by Tinkerbel » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Thank you to all who wrote back.
I decided to try the threads I pulled from the fabric itself while
straightening.  I will mix these threads with the cotton to see what the
result is.  Experimenting is 1/2 the fun!...or is it 1/2 the
nightmare?!  ;-)
Thank you
Jennifer