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Tuesday, 28 May 2019  |  Admin
Top Tips For Caring For Silk

If silk is one of your favourite materials, then you probably have many products made from it. We completely understand this, as silk has a number of benefits which makes it a beautiful fabric to make clothes and bedding out of. However, due to it being so fragile, it can be a challenge to care for without damaging it. Fortunately, we have created some top tips for caring for silk, so your favourite pyjamas or duvet can last for longer!

Thursday, 25 April 2019  |  Admin
What To Consider When Choosing A Summer Wedding Dress

Planning your big day is an exciting time in your life. Despite there being so many things that you need to take into consideration, choosing your dress is one of the biggest decisions you have to make. This is especially the case when your wedding is either in the middle of the summer or during the winter when the temperature is at its most extreme. With this in mind, we have accumulated some tips to consider when choosing a summer wedding dress, so you can choose your ideal dress and eliminate any stress from planning your wedding.

Friday, 29 March 2019  |  Admin
Why Silk Is The Perfect Option For You

When it comes to choosing the perfect fabric for your coming project, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Silk is a popular option among many for a number of different reasons. Not only is silk available in a vast array of sophisticated designs, but it is also hypo-allergenic, which is perfect for those who have allergies or experience itchy skin. Here, we’re taking a closer look at why else silk may be the best option for you.

Friday, 11 January 2019  |  Admin
5 Things You Can Do With Fabric Scraps

Coming to the end of a project, whether it is designing a luxury wedding dress crafted using traditional bridal silk or a home interior design project whereby you re-covered your favourite armchair to give it a new lease of life, you are likely to have several awkwardly-cut pieces of fabric left over. Fortunately, you don’t have to throw these pieces of fabric scraps away! Here, we’re taking a closer look at how you can use these scraps, from creating your own pincushion, to designing your own keychain.

Thursday, 20 December 2018  |  Admin
Timeless Fashion Trends That Won’t Go Out Of Style In 2019

Finding the perfect party outfit can quickly turn your bedroom into a minefield when wanting to make a memorable entrance, but what if we told you that finding the ultimate combo that is stylish and comfortable never had to be that draining again? Whether you are attending a restaurant to enjoy a sit-down meal or are heading to a bar or club this January, we’ve got you covered. Here at Silks & Crystals, we’re taking you through the upcoming party fashion trends of 2019!

Friday, 16 November 2018  |  Admin
How To Use Texture In Interior Design

Adding texture to your interior design can help to bring a room to life by enhancing it with a new dimension, and there are multiple ways you can go about this colourful injection. You can ensure that your interior is visually appealing and engaging with the help of various shapes, colour, patterns and materials, which all offer a different and unique feel into the room. The texture of your room can be altered in a number of ways, from the material and design of a cushion on your couch to the rug you choose to place in the middle of your living room. Here, we’re exploring just a few of the best ways you can use texture in your home.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Admin
Best Interior Design Trends | Autumn 2018

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start considering the ways you can decorate your home for autumn. As the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we naturally turn to deeper shades such as maroon, but your home doesn’t have to be all about scarlet, merlot and berry shades of red. Here, we’re taking a closer look at the best autumn interior design trends for 2018 to help create that Pinterest-ready room.

Monday, 13 November 2017  |  Admin
The Incredible History of Silk

The history of silk and the silkworms that create the threads is long and interesting. It dates all the way back to Ancient China and there are a number of incredible stories regarding how the material was discovered and came to be a closely guarded secret of the Chinese royal family. At Silk and Crystals, a dedicated stockist of the highest quality James Hare silk fabric, we thought we would share some of these stories with you.

Thursday, 14 September 2017  |  Admin
New James Hare Alchemy & Argento Silks Launch

An oxidized rainbow of colour comes from the stunning new James Hare Interior Silks. Inspired by nature itself.

Monday, 19 June 2017  |  Admin
Orissa Silk Dupion ~ The new Handwoven standard

James Hare Silks Orissa Silk Dupion becomes the new Handwoven standard


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