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Silk Organza
Is it treated? How is it crisp? Does anyone know?
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Date: 3/22/06 6:47 PM

I've tried researching (books, internet...) to find out how silk organza gains its crispness. I can't seem to find anything. Does anyone have a clue how the silk gets to that form? It's so different than say raw silk or the other silks.

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Date: 3/22/06 7:15 PM

Snitched from the back cover of Threads magazine, Nov. 2005, #121:

"The crispness of silk organza is due to the natural gum left on fibers during processing; in man-made polyester, the stiffness is engineered."

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Date: 3/22/06 8:16 PM

Great article in current Threads about silk organza. (Altho, origin of crispness not mentioned.)

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Date: 3/22/06 8:52 PM

I have had a hard time finding Silk Organza.I can find Polyester, or Nylon Organza in the regular Fabric stores, Jo Ann's & Hancock's...Any suggestions on stores online, with good prices?

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Date: 3/22/06 10:15 PM

The discount fabric store near me has white silk organza for $3-something a yard. If you can't find it elsewhere I can buy some for you and you can mail me a check.

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Date: 3/22/06 10:23 PM

Tailypo, thanks for the kind offer.I just wanted a websit to find it later.I have found PR's know the least expensive, quality sites.Is great I see we have so many PR'ers on Threads articles, now!

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Date: 3/23/06 0:23 AM

"Natural" silk organza from thaisilks.com is the best deal I know of...its under $3/yd. White and dyed is more.

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Date: 3/23/06 0:52 AM

Thai Silk's natural silk is the cheapest I've seen. Dharma Trading has white silk at or a little less than Thai Silk's prices, but I don't know first-hand what the quality is (I've only heard good things about them, however).

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Date: 10/13/07 6:00 PM

I read that organza gets its crispness from the way the fibers are tightly twisted before weaving. I can't remember where I read it though.

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Date: 10/13/07 6:33 PM

My office is a 'silk organza bonanza' at present, as I'm making my DD's fairy costume. I bought it from Dharma Trading (long time loyal costomer) It's excellent quality and the shipping is super fast and inexpensive. And it takes dye like crazy- simply gorgeous.

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