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My oldest DD just got a very glamorous convertible and I think she  
should have a white silk scarf to wear when she goes out for a ride.
I also think I should make it for her as a Christmas gift.
My problem is  I really  don't know much about silk. So any suggestions  
as to what type I should use.
Juno

Re: silk scarf
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:39:32 PM UTC-6, Juno wrote:
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I don't know anything about silk either but please post pictures of what you choose and the finished product.


Re: silk scarf
On 12/11/2014 1:39 AM, Juno wrote:
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I know a place that has beautiful white silk scarves already made up.  
They also have lots of other drop dead gorgeous silk fabric, yarns,  
threads and just drop dead gorgeous 'stuff'.  Last time I was there I  
was so mesmerized by the amount of choice that I escaped having spent  
very little.

Just in case you do want to check out the scarves or to get some ideas,  
here is the URL:
http://www.beautifulsilks.com/pages/products/Full_naturalfabric_scarf_list.html

Darn.  I can't figure out how to get it to all stay on one line so you  
may have to do a cut and paste or go to the home
http://www.beautifulsilks.com/
enter the site and then select 'ready made scarves'.


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Juno wrote:
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My absolutely favorite shop for silk is Thais Silks.  They have 14  
different links to ready-made silk scarves, which should give you  
some starting points about what type of silk to use.  Their prices  
are very reasonable, and their service is superb.
http://www.thaisilks.com/index.php?cPath=58

HTH, NAYY,

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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First, ascertain that the car doesn't have wire wheels -- no Isadora Duncan
moments, please.

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Virtually any silk fabric drapes well; I'd probably go with silk twill  
for a sportier scarf, or silk charmeuse or peau de soie for the deluxe version.
"mm" is "mommee", not millimeters, in the context of silk; larger numbers are
heavier silks.

Be sure to cut with paper, as silk tends to be quite wiggly in inexperienced  
hands. If you're going to roll hem, practice on scraps first.

BTW, Dharma and similar suppliers carry a variety of white scarves ready for  
dyeing -- usually quite inexpensively.  See, e.g.:  
http://www.dharmatrading.com/scarves/silk/silk-scarves-and-veils.html?lnav=scarves.html

Kay


Re: silk scarf
On 11/12/2014 11:41 AM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Hmmmm, looking at the picture of the car, the wheels and the size of my  
daughter,tiny, maybe a better choice will be to go with a ready made  
circle scarf that Dharma has. She loves infinity scarves I make for her,  
the circle are the same thing and the price is far less than what it  
would cost to make one. It is the idea of the white silk more than  
anything. Just want to give her a bit or "glam" to go with the new to  
her car.
Thanks for the very sensible advice Kay.
Juno

Re: silk scarf
On 13/11/2014 3:41 AM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Kay is that an American spelling of 'mommee'?  I ask because I've only  
ever seen it as 'momie'.


Re: silk scarf
Fran Farmer wrote:
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http://info.fabrics.net/fabric-facts/know-your-momme/

Re: silk scarf
On 16/11/2014 8:33 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Thank you!  Interesting article.

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It's a transliteration of a Japanese word, and that's about all I've ever  
seen for a spelling.  I've been told "monme" would be a better transliteration,
but don't take my word for it, because my Japanese is about as good as my
Sanskrit -- non-existant.  

I have occasionally run into "mummy" used in place of "momme", but I think
that may be a mis-spelling of the usual US pronounciation of momme.  I was  
taught "moe-me" as pronounciation, but again, don't quote me, as I'm pretty  
deaf.

The "momie" I know in fabric-speak is a crepe type fabric, cotton or  
silk warp, wool weft.  The other "momie" I know is French for "mummy", but
I don't speak or write French, either.

Just out of curiousity, where are you in the world, or what is your primary  
language?  I love collecting words that change meaning from one culture to
another, like the differences between the UK and US muslin and calico.

Kay


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On 17/11/2014 3:41 AM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Thanks for that explanation, it's most interesting.  I've not seen the  
word used a lot and even then it's been with that difference in  
spelling.  I too have a great interest in the use of language and in odd  
and unusual words.  Mind you I often despair of modern usage when I see  
how mangled or misunderstood are some words/uses/tenses in the hands of  
some people - 'use to' where it should be 'used to' is a current  
irritation for me.  No doubt that sense of irritation will dissipate  
amongst my generation as we eventually die off.

I'm in Australia and thus I guess our version of 'English' is as similar  
to British English as would be your version of English.  Being in Oz, I  
quite frequently have to juggle linguistic sensitivities or oddities.  I  
often say that I can understand several written forms of English.



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Ah yes, the language evolveth!  "Can vegetables" says the sign in the grocery  
store... I at first took it to mean that I was being commanded to preserve  
vegetables in jars by means of heat processing -- but no, they meant  
vegetables in cans.

Do you know the site http://www.cakewrecks.com ?  It has some amazing mangled  
spellings and grammar on cakes -- the one I really like is the US Marine Crops  
cake, being guarded by a genuine US Marine. <g>

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8-)

Kay

Re: silk scarf
On 17/11/2014 9:41 PM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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:-))  I'd have been wondering what they thought vegetables can do.
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Thank you for that site - I can think of a few people who will also  
enjoy it.
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Re: silk scarf
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:39:32 PM UTC-6, Juno wrote:
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What a great idea!! :)  I googled how to tie a scarf like Grace Kelly.  A bunch of links pop up, including several you tube videos.  :)  I need a square of silk to play with now.  ;)  

Sharon
-- who also has a glamorous convertible but usually wears a ball cap. ;)



"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment."  --  Will Rogers


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"Sharon Hays"  wrote in message  

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:39:32 PM UTC-6, Juno wrote:
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What a great idea!! :)  I googled how to tie a scarf like Grace Kelly.  A  
bunch of links pop up, including several you tube videos.  :)  I need a  
square of silk to play with now.  ;)

Sharon
-- who also has a glamorous convertible but usually wears a ball cap. ;)

You could always tie your ball cap on with a silk scarf-----giggle.
Barbara in cool, rainy FL



"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad  
judgment."  --  Will Rogers  



Re: silk scarf
On 11/22/2014 12:23 PM, Sharon Hays wrote:
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Lets Bring back the White silk scarf. I picked up 2 for her at Dharma,  
Decent price, less work for mom. I got her an infinity and a long one.  
I'll get a large square for her birthday in February.
Then the two of you can ride around in your " Glam Convertibles!"
Cindy's is a smaller version of your's I think. That's because Cindy is  
a smaller version of most people. She barely hit's 5'1"and weighs next  
to nothing. She also loves smaller size cars.
J


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