View Full Version : Shot Silk

Blooming Felt
16-08-2007, 02:24 PM

I'm looking to buy some pale pink shot silk. If anyone can recommend a shop/seller, I would really appreciate it.


16-08-2007, 02:40 PM
ebay seller : shah_textiles (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/shah_textiles)

Blooming Felt
16-08-2007, 08:24 PM
WOW !! How cheap??!!

Thanks !

17-08-2007, 08:03 AM
I KNOW !!!


I bought loads from him and was dreading getting the total amount I had to pay and it was only about 25 !!

Blooming Felt
17-08-2007, 08:57 AM
Is it decent quality? I can't believe that a metre of 100% shot silk including postage is cheaper than a metre of felt !

17-08-2007, 09:01 AM
Ah that I don't know yet !!

It looks nice on the piccies ....?!

21-08-2007, 06:38 PM
Fabric arrived this morning and it's boootiful.

I'm more than happy with the quality of it and will be making bags from it.

I'm not sure it's 100% silk (in fact, I'm fairly certain it isn't) so I suppose it depends on what you want shot-silk for.

Blooming Felt
21-08-2007, 08:15 PM
Excellent !! I'm definitely going to order some then. I noticed that on some of his listings it said "this is not 100% silk" and on others it didn't so I presuming that where nothing is mentioned that it is actually 100%. I'm not that bothered as I'm planning on using it to produce textile pictures from, so as long as it finishes up nicely I'm not worried.

Am off to order now :D

Blooming Felt
24-08-2007, 08:32 AM
JBJB - just wanted to see if that shot silk you bought was a sort of 2-tone? I've been told that shot silk is usually a 2 tone fabric and dupion is just one colour. Just wanted to get your opinion on it though :)

24-08-2007, 09:17 AM
Yes it is - sort of an irridescenty shimmer is the best way I can think of desbribing it.

Note - it's definitely not silk, but it's not acetate either, it frays very quickly, but I would be happy to use it for cushions or stuff like that.

Gawd, I'm panicking now in case you buy some and then think "this is cr*p" !!

Put it this way, I wouldn't make a bridesmaid's dress out of it.....

Blooming Felt
24-08-2007, 11:17 AM
I'm gonna get some. I need it to actually sew on to rather than cut up into little bits, so if it frays at the edges it really doesn't matter - the edges will be hidden behind the mount anyway.

Will let you know what I think when it arrives - and I'm sure it won't be cr*p !!

06-09-2007, 11:04 AM
Is it decent quality? I can't believe that a metre of 100% shot silk including postage is cheaper than a metre of felt !

Ye, I think that 100% silk is very expensive. and i have't find the cheap silk at least.:confused: