1. Embellishing Delicate Pashminas with Success

    In September Sew Fun we featured embellished Pashmina scarves.  In November Sew Fun you will see more samples of embellished Pashminas. There have been questions about how to care for your Pashmina and what the fiber content is.  First off, what is Pashmina? Pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool and the textiles made from it.  The...
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  2. Working With Silk Dupioni

    It seems like silk dupioni is nearly everywhere these days. Which is a very good thing - not only is it beautiful, but it's also relatively easy to work with. If you haven't tried working with this lovely fabric yet, let me share some tips that might make your sewing experience more enjoyable. Silk dupioni is created by weaving a...
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  3. Dyeing to Match – A Designer’s Challenge

    One of the more unusual and challenging aspects in my work as a designer is doing color work. You might think that the challenges consist mostly of deciding on a theme and coordinating colors together. Yes, that is definitely part of it, but the larger challenge for me is doing custom dye work. Color is a huge part of the...
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