Margilan rarefied silk scrim – sparse silk gauze, dyed and natural. An ideal silk for felting, Margilan silk gauze is a very open weave silk scrim, hand loomed in Margilan, Uzbekistan. The apparent irregularity of the weave is due to the traditional method of production. The workers sort the silk cocoons which are then prepared. The silk strands are then separated into threads and woven. With a width of 87-90cm, Margilan silk weighs around 8 gm per metre. This equates to less than 2.5 momme , a little lighter than tissue silk.
Being the lightest silk fabric available, Margilan silk is a wonderful gauze for nuno felting. Other names for this sheer silk fabric is ‘Rarefied’ or ‘Sparse’ silk gauze. Due to the loose weave, this silk gauze or scrim is almost transparent, making it a perfect nuno felting fabric. It has textural and layering possibilities as well as other fibre applications like paper making & textile collage. 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. Colourfast in cold water.