This pure silk Chinese dupion has been woven on power looms and is therefore less ‘slubby’ than hand loom dupion. It also drapes better than the traditional crisp dupion. A beautiful cloth to work with, it is often used for bridal wear and particularly for bridesmaids dresses. Please note that because of the natural slubs in the weave, these can appear as ‘marks’ in the cloth when it is dyed. This is the nature of this fabric.
We recommend that you hand wash your fabric, scarf or finished garment in tepid water and a mild detergent. Once rinsed, gently squeeze out the excess water (do not wring when wet) and lay flat between towels until you are ready to iron. Iron damp on the reverse with a fairly hot iron.
We do recommend all fabric be washed separately before use, this will allow any excess dye to be removed and shrinkage to occur before cutting.
Store silk in a dry/dark wardrobe. Do not store silk fabric/clothing in plastic.