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Solid Habotai Silk Yard, 8mm weight

  • Solid Habotai Silk Yard, 8mm weight


Tightly woven of fine silk threads with a smooth and glossy finish. The most widely used of the China Silks. Easy to dye with natural dyes or our Jacquard Acid Dyes for curtains, puppets, dresses and veils. Can tolerate repeated washings.

Per yard: 44 inches wide

Shrinkage: Allow up to 10% in length and 2% in width.


What mm stands for: 100% silk fabric is measured by a weight referred to as mm or momme (pronounce mummy). 8mm = 1 ounce and 1 ounce = 28 grams. The smaller the mm the lighter the fabric. 1mm = 3.5 grams.

Pre-washing notes from our supplier: "Although the silks are untreated and are ostensibly "ready-to-dye", we have found that with silk in general, occasionally small amounts of silk gum (the stuff left by the moths) is still in the fabric. Where there is gum, or even fingerprints, the fabric will dye lighter. Look for shiny areas in your silk - if there are any you should wash it before dyeing or wash all silk if you want to be really safe. We recommend Synthrapol for pre-washing because it's really good at taking silk gum out of the silk. Hot water works best!"

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