Margilan silk gauze

margilan silk gauze
Margilan rarefied silk scrim – sparse gauze

An ideal silk for felting, Margilan silk  gauze is a very open weave silk scrim,  hand loomed in Margilan, in  Uzbekistan.   The  apparent irregularities of the weave is due to the traditional method of production. As a result, this silk gauze or scrim is almost transparent. Other names for this fabric is ‘Rarefied’ or ‘Sparse’ silk gauze.

Being the lightest silk fabric available, Margilan is a wonderful silk gauze for nuno felting.Due to the loose weave, this fabric is an ideal silk for felting. It has textural and layering possibilities as well as other fibre applications like paper making & textile collage.

With a width of up to 90cm,  this almost transparent silk weighs around 8 gm per metre or less than 2.5 momme. It has a delicate lustre unlike some other lightweight gauze, chiffon and organza. For a slightly heavier gauze, see our natural and hand dyed  65 cm wide Uzbek silk gauze .

The natural silk we sell is slightly off white and dyes well with fibre reactive, natural or acid dye. We hand dye the silk here in Perth, Australia in a range of colours.

Despite thorough rinsing after hand dyeing, we cannot guarantee colourfastness of these fabrics.

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