Sandy silk wave stripes GONE


This fabric came from one of my favourite fabric stores in the NYC garment district.  It was a small bolt propped up against a far wall and my eye was drawn to it time and again as I was walking around what was an entire second floor of a building in the district packed with fabrics.


Aside from the pattern and colours being so…hypnotic…the silk quality itself is really just lovely.

It is a silk quality that you don’t see often; I don’t even know what to call it.  It is not lightweight but I hesitate to call it medium weight too.  I will just call it dress weight.  It has a slightly sandy texture too, reminiscent of the old sand washed silks, but they were often in a lighter weight.  And I haven’t seen them in a long, long time.

You can see from the images that this fabric just loves to fall into soft but definite folds so you could work some volume.  But I also think there is enough body in the fabric to do sculptural effects too if you wanted.  Or just a simply shift!  That would be perfectly lovely.

Overall, it is an unusual and charming fabric.  The stripes are horizontal, wavy and irregular as they are, but you could also cut the stripes vertically…the grain is quite stable both ways.  But I promise that horizontal stripes are just the best.  I always prefer to cut my stripes this orientation.

Stripes #1

This silk is 112cm wide and the length is 2 metres.  The price is $25 a metre/$50 for the piece (I’m pretty sure I paid quite a few more $ in US currency but I’m happy to offer it up at this price).

I can post this in the smallest satchel (with tracking) at $8.25.  Please see here for full details on payment and posting.  If interested, please click on the email below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).




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