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silk types for early medeival

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:58 pm
by tanyabentham
sorry but I cross posted this to the period specific section as well...

I'm trying to decide which silk from my stash to use to line the sleeves of a c12th bliaut style frock. The main dress will be a repro silk brocade from sartor, I need a contrast or tone colour

I have satin, and I know satins ok for c12th, but what I have is very dark blue and I'm not sure it works with my red and gold.

the alternative is a watered taffeta/moire. I know moire silk is found in the later middle ages but I'm not too sure about the c12th/13th? anybody?