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by SyRilla
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: MEDATS Henry VIII day
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

As I will not be able to attend, would those that attend post pictures and any fun tidbits of information on the forum?
by SyRilla
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

After doing a burn and water test, I will take your suggestion of putting the fabric away till I can use it to it's full advantage. I do have a bustle gown that I have been wanting to try. :D
by SyRilla
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

Did your fabric have multi colors threads? My warp threads are a neutral tan/ beige, and the weft threads are a combination of hot pink for the stuffing or ribs and orange for the flat spaces. Yes, it does sound strange, but in the sun it turns true light flesh, very close to my skin color.
by SyRilla
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

If I were to dye, I would wash it first to soften, then dye so as to reduce to possibility of that issue. Sadly, it would lose that lovely sound and body that you mentioned. The only reason I am thinking of dying the flesh is I would not want to walk around an event and be known as a nude noble. :D ...
by SyRilla
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

Seamsmisstres, did you wash your fabric? I have not experimented with it as yet. I had thought to try and dye the fabric to a darker shade, as in the sunlight is is almost a flesh pink. Which could be very interesting as an late Elizabethan doublet.
by SyRilla
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

Thank you for the help. I think I have a silk Repp, with a cotton stuffing.
by SyRilla
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

REPP A plain weave fabric with a prominent weftway-rib effect, made from two warps and two wefts. Both the warp and the weft threads are arranged alternately coarse and fine. Coarse threads are raised above coarse picks and fine threads are raise above fine picks, the rib effect being accentuated by...
by SyRilla
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

"Camlet appears in the West in the 14th century, and from the beginning its name is associated with the camel, from whose hair the lustrous cloth was supposedly woven. This may be mistaken, and more probable derivations are from the Arabic khamilah, the nap or pile of a fabric, or from an Arabic wor...
by SyRilla
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

Some how I had missed that statement, seamsmistress. I will looking into HRM Henry's accounts also, just to see if it is mentioned. Thank you both. I have been running into the issue of the name changing and it had hit the wall on the research.
by SyRilla
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

Now that the topic of grosgrain silk has arisen, does anyone know when it first was used? I have 5meters of some and would to make a gown out of it. Now to find what time period.