A well-made silk dress is one of a kind and is highly attractive to look at. Silk is such a wonderful material made from silk worms. The word “silk” simply refers to the high quality, softness, and lustre of silk, the most sought after material for textiles. The many different colours of silk can be matched with every fabric, thus making silk a versatile material.
Silk can be described as the natural material that is found in nature, being found almost everywhere. It is the strongest natural material known to man, and its softness is unmatched by any other type of natural material. The term silk refers to the natural texture and quality of silk threads spun into the weave fabric. The thickness of silk fabric is often determined by how much yarn is in the weaving machine. The more yarn the machine has, the thicker the cloth will be. If you purchase a silk dress from an online website, the dress may have been manufactured on a much smaller machine.
Silk also has a very long lifespan, which allows for it to be passed down to the next generation. Since the silk fibres have a high level of silk protein, they remain soft and silky even when they are made into fine fabrics. The smoothness of silk is due to the way the fibres are spun. In this manner the fibres remain round, rather than a pointed or oval shape like natural material would. The silk fibres can also be manipulated with the use of heat or pressure, so that there are no bubbles, lumps, or lumps of air in the finished fabric.