Dupioni

Dupioni is a silk fabric with irregular, grainy, rustic surface, formed by slubbed yarns.

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weave

 Plain weave, where a fine thread is woven with two or more uneven treads from silk cocons producing silk side by side.

 

fiber

 Natural silk or rayon in the warp and doupion yarn in the weft.

 

fabric face

 Highly-lustrous, stiff, holds its shape.

 

Fabric design

 Solid colors.

 

hand

 Thick and crisp.

 

fabric drape

 Stiff.

 

fabric weight

Mid- to heavy-weight fabric.

 

Sewing

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match

It is similar to shantung, but slightly thicker, heavier, and with with more pronounced slubs.

 

history

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 Best use for:

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Eveningwear, bridalwear, tailored slimmer silhouettes like flat-front trousers, jackets and fitted blouses, dresses and skirts, neckties. It’s great for holding shape, structure and body.

 

Curtainsupholstery

Upholstery and curtains.

 


 

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