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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Turquoise Thai silk, on silk

I've had this printed Thai silk for a really long time and was having a hard time finding the right fabric to back it with. I finally found some Tussah silk in the right shade of dark blue. Tussah is also called raw silk and has a very interesting story. It's silk from wild silk moth worms that eat all kinds of leaves, rather than cultivated silk worms that only eat mulberry leaves. Read about it here. Our model is jewelery designer Melissa McClure who does incredible work in gold.
Oh, and check this out: James Beard is wearing an apron made from the same printed Thai silk, except in red and black, on the cover of this Cuisinart cookbook!

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