Silk Habotai 8mm

China Silk 8mm

Silk Habotai 8mm
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Product Details 1-9 10+ Bolts
Habotai Silk 8mm 36" $6.49 6.15 5.75/yd.
Silk Habotai 8mm 45" $9.09 8.49 8.05/yd.
Silk Habotai 8mm 55" $11.16 10.49 9.89/yd.
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Due ~ end of summer
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Habotai Silk 8mm 45" wide is now available in about 30 colors! Why? Because not every canvas has to be white.

The Natural White Silk 8mm Habotai is a great silk fabric for dyeing and painting. When they say "China Silk" this is what they mean. Light weight and semi-sheer with a lovely moderate sheen. It also happens to be very economical so it is great for students and class projects. Everyone likes this stuff; you will too. The 8mm is the one most often seen, and of which our Habotai scarves are made. We also carry heavier weights (10mm-16mm) for when you need more substance, and a lighter more sheer weight (5mm).

Full bolts of HS836 runs about 55 yards long.
Full bolts of HS845 runs about 56 yards long.
Full bolts of HS855 runs about 85 yards long.
Full bolts of BH845 runs about 52 yards long.

Please note: Colored swatches vary from monitor to monitor and may not exactly match actual fabric. There may be slight variations in fabrics from dyelot to dyelot. This is normal. Samples are available. These fabrics are dyed with Acid Dyes, and should be washed in cool to lukewarm water or dry cleaned. Dyed fabrics can bleed! Pre-washing or treating the fabric with something like our Dharma Dye Fixative is a good idea if you want to ensure that there is no dye bleed.

Discharging: Several folks have been asking if the new colors discharge. Since they are new, we haven't tested them yet, but we will be, with Discharge Paste and with DeColourant. But what we can immediately say on the subject, which any discharge artist should know, is that all colors are going to vary, from discharging to almost white, to nothing, and some will simply lighten, while others will change color. Your results will also depend on the discharging chemical you use. All of them are safe on silk EXCEPT BLEACH. So when results need to be a certain way, you MUST TEST! Discharging can often be unpredictable. We will publish a list of our results in a few weeks.

Fabric Details
- 100% Habotai Silk
- 8mm, 36", 45", or 55" wide
- You can dye the white ones with Acid Dyes, iDye or other dyes for silk, and you can also over-dye the colored ones, except for black.
- We found that this shrinks 10% in Length and 2% in Width disclaimer
- Suggested usage; scarves, pillows, linings for jackets, banners, etc.
- Available in cut yardage and bolts.
- Machine or hand wash whites in any temperature water, colored silks - cold to lukewarm water only, or dryclean.

Remember, bolts vary! They can be over or under - we charge you for the actual yardage. If you need very specific yardage, order cut yardage.

There are a few things you should know about our fabrics...

Made in: CHINA (CN)

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5 star rating
I am kind of a fabric snob. Especially with natural fibers like silk and wool. There is a lot of crappy silk out there that feels more like polyester but Dharma has the best!! I bought both the 8mm and 5mm. I prefer 8mm because it is the right weight for my giant silk shawls. If you're going to add fringe or any other kind of trim - get 8 mm. 5 mm is too light for any embellishment. 5mm is really dreamy and soft. Both fabrics have a gorgeous drape. I walked around the house wearing the fabrics around my shoulders when I first got it. The fabric becomes softer after final steaming.
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5 star rating
The perfect fabric for flag dancing.
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5 star rating
I make solid medieval and Renaissance veils from this and it wears beautifully where the less sheer look is desired.
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6 of 7 users found this review helpful.

3 star rating
Nice enough silk for the price but the color is not this saturated once unfolded. Much more muted I ordered royal blue - it looks more periwinkle & what I thought was a deep brown is really more mocha
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

5 star rating
Gorgeous. Perfect weight for serti. Beautiful hand.
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5 of 6 users found this review helpful.

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