Date: 08-19-2006, 04:06 PM (1 of 6)
|Hi, I am new here and wanted to ask all you experts what I would use to line silk. I am going to make some simple ( I hope! LOL ) pocket drapes/curtains and would really like to line them. The material is silk duponni (sp?). Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all.......||
Member since: 08-14-2006
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Date: 08-19-2006, 05:59 PM (2 of 6)
I'd line it with more silk, just a lighter weight.
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Date: 08-20-2006, 10:50 AM (3 of 6)
|I would not line with silk, as silk rots very quickly from the sun. I like to use a nice sateen lining and I also prefer to interline silk.||
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Date: 08-20-2006, 12:12 PM (4 of 6)
I was just going through the new Pottery Barn catalog this morning, and they happen to be selling a new line of silk drapes. They're lined with a layer of flannel and a layer of cotton (probably sateen). They look nice and polished, and they're finished with a blind hem.
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Date: 08-22-2006, 10:57 PM (5 of 6)
Yes, silk drapes should always be lined. As a natural fabric, it is subject to damage from sunlight, humidity, etc. If you wish an "airy" drape, line it with a simple cotton sateen. For a heavier, more formal drape, an interlining of flannel or "bump" and a lining of sateen is indicated.
There are several websites to visit pertaining to custom draperies.
Try www.workroomprofesionals.com for industry standards and www.wdconline.com for professional advice on window and drapery coverings.
Good luck and remember, the larger the hem, minimum (double 4") the better they hang.
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Date: 08-22-2006, 11:53 PM (6 of 6)
They also have those new 'blackout' lining's...I haven't felt or seen one to know what the fabric is, but it's solid. You might wanna try one of the new peachskin/fake suede to line with. It's heavy enough/light enough that it might work well.
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