When I found this fabric I was gone:
Silk-cotton double weave, almost sheer. The upper layer is chocolate coloured silk and the under layer, a fawn cotton, both incredibly light weaves with the double weave interaction of layers producing this effect.
- I had to buy it for its sheer beauty
- I had to buy it for its silk lustre
- I had to buy it for its tempting chocolate richness
- I had to buy it for the play of light and shade across its fine surface
- I had to buy it as a beautiful example of double-weave technique
- . . . and did I mention I just had to buy it!
Four and a half metres were left on the bolt--enough to make something. So far I have turned it into a skirt, an overblouse and an embellished stole in my imagination. For now, I'm treating it as an exotic pet: admiring and stroking it and thinking about it a lot.