Imperial Silk Taffeta
Imperial Silk Taffeta Fabric by James Hare is a flat, crisp, smooth silk fabric.
Available in a wide range of shades, for which James Hare are renowned, including many shot options and is perfect for all styles. The fabric can be used for Interior Furnishing; Drapery, Curtains, Lampshades, Cushions, Wallcoverings and Soft Upholstery. Whether your colour is warm, rich and bold such as Fuchsia or light and chic like Swan Lake, you are sure to find a shade that suits your needs.
The threads of Imperial Silk Taffeta are twisted as they are woven giving its unique quality and creating the stiff structure of the fabric. The fabric holds is shape well and its innate silk quality gives the unique lustrous shine and smooth surface.
The fabric is pliable and does not lose its shape or pill over time, maintaining its smooth surface.
I always make sure to use a new, sharp needle when sewing taffeta. I avoid the use of pins, instead opting for clips or weights to hold pattern pieces in place. Always hang your finished garment on a padded hanger!
The word taffeta comes from the word tafta; a Persian word meaning twisted woven. This fabric was first produced in the twelfth century in the Middle East.
On the 4th November 1782, taffeta was used by Joseph Montgolfier of France to construct a small cube-shaped balloon and led to the first human flight in a lighter-than-air craft. Much reference is also made in William Shakespeare’s plays.
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