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Ann PriceInformation on silk's history, the silk industry and silk's allure and limitations are included along with some details about the Bombyx mori (silk moth) a creature whose behavior makes it as singular as the fabrics made from its cocoons. The 32 swatches give you a chance for hands-on evaluation of the various silk types before seeking one for your next silk creation. Accompanying each swatch is a checklist covering more than 100 aspects of the fabric, including its care, uses, price range, wearability, suggested styles and the ease or difficulty of working with the fabric....A readable and enjoyable exploration from the "soft-as-down" habutai to the slubs and texture of douppioni.
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