Posts tagged ‘environmental impact’

Silk Series: About Silkworms

For the cotton-centered sewist, silk tends to be the most mysterious and daunting of fibers. I’ll try to demystify silk for you in a series of posts this week. Like previous series on rayon and linen, I’ll talk about how the fabric is made, different weaves and knits, and sources for buying yardage. Today: all [...]

Know Your Rayon

General Facts Popular Dress Rayons, from the 1943-44 Fall-Winter Montgomery Ward catalog – Rayon is not quite a natural fiber but not completely artificial, either. It is derived from cellulose (the structural component of green plant cell walls), but cellulose must be processed significantly in order to become rayon fibers. – It has been around [...]