Hmmm....

Jul. 17th, 2007 04:37 pm
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Are there any velvet experts out there? I'm looking at an eBay auction for what is claiming to be "100% silk velvet" at $20/yard. The few colors they have are divine, and as I'm not equipped to dye my own fabric, I have to settle for shelling out the big bucks.

Now, I bet I know your immediate reaction: buying 100% silk velvet is not possible, especially not for $20/yard. This too, was my first reaction. So I email the seller, saying surely they meant to say 100% silk backing with rayon nap, yes?. This is generally what one expects when they shop for silk velvet. This is the reply I got:

"The backing of our velvets are not silk (if they were, they might lose their structure over time); however, the nap is indeed 100% silk."

Does this sound as crazy to anyone else as it does to me? If not, can anyone with more velvet experience comment on whether or not they've run into anything like this before?

My plan at the moment is to order some swatches and perform a burn test.

Hmmm....

Jul. 17th, 2007 04:37 pm
countess_rosina: (Default)
Are there any velvet experts out there? I'm looking at an eBay auction for what is claiming to be "100% silk velvet" at $20/yard. The few colors they have are divine, and as I'm not equipped to dye my own fabric, I have to settle for shelling out the big bucks.

Now, I bet I know your immediate reaction: buying 100% silk velvet is not possible, especially not for $20/yard. This too, was my first reaction. So I email the seller, saying surely they meant to say 100% silk backing with rayon nap, yes?. This is generally what one expects when they shop for silk velvet. This is the reply I got:

"The backing of our velvets are not silk (if they were, they might lose their structure over time); however, the nap is indeed 100% silk."

Does this sound as crazy to anyone else as it does to me? If not, can anyone with more velvet experience comment on whether or not they've run into anything like this before?

My plan at the moment is to order some swatches and perform a burn test.

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