Silk satin, a very special type of material, is valuable compared to many fabrics. It is highly prized by users who want to create the most luxurious appearance when working with fabric.
Interior decorators, dressmakers, tailors and others who want to create the most luxurious appearance treat fabric like baby when working with it. Since silk satin both looks and feels rich, and has a number of qualities, it is highly prized by users.
What is Silk ?
To understand silk satin, you must fully understand what silk is. Silk, which unlike many natural fibers in the world that come from plants, is made from cocoons of silkworms. Silkworm, an economically important insect is raised in commercial operations where the cocoons are separated, makes cocoons out of a material that people spin into fibers. And, the individual silks spun into threads used to make the material that eventually becomes silk satin.
What is Satin?
Satin, a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back, is made from a range of synthetic and natural fibers today. The term satin simply refers to a type of weaving and satin has a shine to the fabric that is created during this process. The process creates the shiny and seemingly seamless smooth surface of the fabric by floating the warp threads above the other fibers.
Advantages Over Synthetics
Silk satin indeed feels as good it looks. Compared with satin which is made from synthetic fibers, silk stain is a good choice because of the feel of the material. Satin made entirely from silk can breathe as fabrics made from natural fibers do, and it doesn’t attract static electricity. Silks, which are made from polyester cling, get quite hot. Besides, with silk fabric, makers can create satins with a rich color than can be achieved with a synthetic fiber.
History of Silk Satin Fabric
China had a monopoly on the production of satin for thousands of years, for satin was made of silk for centuries before synthetic fibers were developed. It was not until the 1300s that silk production started in Europe, which made satins much more readily available and affordable, at least for the upper class. And then, it soon became one of the favorite fabrics of the nobility and well-to-do.