So how do you tell real quality silk from the imposters? Real silk can be difficult to distinguish from the knock off versions. Silk is a natural fiber and only becomes more beautiful with age, like us.! We only sell the best silk available in the world.
FROM FIBER TO FABRIC
Each silk worm can produce a filament up to a mile long. The filaments are then loosely twisted and reeled unto a hank. It is the hanks that are dyed to achieve their specific colors.From there, the treads are divided on bobbins. There are separate bobbins for the "weft: and "warp" threads, loomed together and finally you have an unbelievable piece of 100% silk. There are different ways to weave silk, we are fortunate enough to have a wide variety of silks to choose from.
A FEW THINGS TO LOOK FOR:
Real silk is expensive. Synthetic silk can be pricey as well, but don't be fooled if it's the real thing you are looking for.
Real silk can be hand or woven by a machine. The look of silk that is more uniform in its appearance, is usually machine woven. Hand woven silk has more of the "slubs", and gives a distinguished textured look. Either way, you can feel the difference.
The Real thing is know the world over for its lustre. Real Silk colors will change in different light conditions. Synthetic silk is always shiny and will wear much more quickly than the real thing. If its a patterned silk you seek, know that the pattern will only be visible on one side, not the back.
D. OTHER INFORMATION
There are other tests out there such as: The wedding ring test, The burn Test, and even chemical testing. If you are sill in doubt, please take a sample to a reputable silk merchant to verify its authenticity.
We here at the Delicate Stitch, only sell real silk of the finest quality. We take pride in knowing our customers are only getting the very best.