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Silk, its history and production. Includes information on selecting silk yarns for weaving, tips on warping and weaving with silk and guidelines for washing silk. Instructions for six silk garments to weave are included. (1) Batwing-sleeved blouse accented across the shoulders and yoke with a band of eight-harness huck lace. (2) Drop-shoulder blouse woven in six-shaft Bronson lace. (3) Drop-shoulder blouse woven in eight-shaft Bronson lace with stripes over each shoulder. (4) Wrap skirt with asymmetrical stripe woven in plain weave. (5) Large plaid shirt in plain weave, suitable for man or woman, is woven in two natural shades of silk. (6) Long, narrow silk scarf is woven in warp-dominant twill and plain weave.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1986 (v.7#1) pg. 49, I-7, I-9, I-11, I-12
Correction HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1986 (v.7#2) pg. I-3
Correction HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. I-16
Correction HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 7

Five silk fabrics designed by Diana Sanderson. (1) Basket weave with boucle tussah. (2) Basket weave with a fine boucle weft. (3) Twill with tussah silk boucle weft. (4) Textured silks used randomly in both warp and weft. (5) Textured silks used randomly in 2/2 twill.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 46, I-4

Five silk fabrics designed by Virginia West. (1) Huck lace for blouse or dress uses two natural shades of silk. (2) Plain weave plaid for suit fabric. (3) Striped fabric for a blouse is woven with a shiny, unevenly spun silk in the warp and a matte nubby silk weft. Random floats of a brown silk weft and occasional shots of blue silk tweed are used with the regular weft. (4) Dornick twill combined with basket weave in vertical stripes for a suiting or coat fabric. (5) Interlocking plain weave medallions are woven in two sizes and colors of silk. Floats of the lighter silk surround darker medallions, making the fabric appear three-dimensional.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 62, I-6

Tips on washing silks.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 6

Creating silk paper. A description of the process, with emphasis on adhesive mediums.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #107 Summer 1996 (v.27#3) pg. 27

How to use the many different kinds of silk.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 30

Knitting scarves from unspun mawata silk. Describes dying the mawata caps and drafting the silk fibers for knitting. Instructions are furnished for making a diagonal garter-stitch scarf.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 64

Sewing with silk. Guidelines on buying and preparing silk fabric and constructing the garment. Emphasizes interfacings, seams, bulky areas, pockets, zippers, buttons, buttonholes, and hems.
THREADS #4 Apr-May 1986 pg. 35

Tip: How to repair silk that has darkened in spots after overexposure to the sun.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 10

How to pin tightly woven silks.
THREADS #19 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 8

How to select the right silk by understanding the processes for making it. Includes information on caring for silk.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 36

Ins and outs of weaving silk for clothing. Techniques and a philosophy for working with silk. Covers yarn selection, weaving structure and patterns, garment design and layout, warping the loom, cutting and stitching the fabric. Includes weaving drafts for satin weave and braided twill and a warp plan for a commercial dress and jacket pattern.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 54

Source of a strong fishy smell in a pure silk sweater is identified, along with information on how to get rid of it.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 10

Success with sheer silks. Instructions for cutting, pattern selection, sewing and seaming.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 48

A technique for sand-washing silk at home in the washing machine.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 16

Simply silk. Tools and techniques for making an elegant blouse from lightweight silk. Emphasis is on the sewing techniques which include self-fabric interfacing, seam finishes, a mock-piped edge, a blind packet and bias edging.
THREADS #74 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 61
Correction THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 10

Tip recommends using tiny quilting needles for hemming silk.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 16

How to scour silk.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #16 Apr 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 40