Silk Crepe Fabric

Silk Crepe Fabric

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Silk crepe fabric: 144 colors available per type, 14 different silk crepe fabrics in stock, ready to ship in 24 ~ 48 hours. Offer FREE silk color card & silk fabric swatches.

Price per yd Width Weight Description of Silk Fabric Fabric Content
$20.95 45" 16mm Silk Crepe de Chine (CDC) 100% Silk
$18.45 45" 14mm Silk Crepe de Chine (CDC) 100% Silk
$22.45 55" 14mm Silk Crepe de Chine (CDC) 100% Silk
$24.95 55" 16mm Silk Crepe de Chine (CDC) 100% Silk
$14.45 55" 8mm Silk Satin CDC 100% Silk
$32.95 45" 27mm Silk 2-ply Crepe 100% Silk
$44.95 45" 40mm Silk 4-Ply Crepe 100% Silk
$51.95 55" 40mm Silk 4-Ply Crepe 100% Silk
$44.95 45" 40mm Silk Satin Back Crepe 100% Silk
$53.95 55" 40mm Silk Satin Back Crepe 100% Silk
$22.45 43" 16mm Silk Span Crepe De Chine (CDC) 92% Silk 8% Span
$22.95 43" 14mm Silk Span Bo Lang Crepe 98% Silk 2% Span
$44.95 43" 40mm Silk Span 4-ply Crepe 92% Silk 8% Span
$22.45 45" 16mm Silk Crinkle Crepe De Chine (CDC) 100% Silk

Silk CDC fabric (Crepe or Crepe de Chine, Chinese crepe fabric) has a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance. Silk CDC fabric is woven of hard spun silk yarn in the gum or natural condition. There are two distinct varieties of the textile: soft, Canton, or Oriental crape, and hard or crisped crape.

The wavy appearance of crape results from the peculiar manner in which the weft is prepared, the yarn from two bobbins being twisted together in the reverse way. The fabric when woven is smooth and even, having no crape appearance, but when the gum is subsequently extracted by boiling, it at once becomes soft, and the weft, losing its twist, gives the fabric the waved structure which constitutes its distinguishing feature. Silk CDC are used, either white or colored, for scarves and shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.

The crisp and elastic structure of hard crape is not produced either in the spinning or in the weaving, but is due to processes through which the gauze passes after it is woven. In 1911, the details of these processes were known to only a few manufacturers, who so jealously guarded their secrets that, in some cases, the different stages in the manufacture were conducted in towns far removed from each other. Commercially they are distinguished as single, double (2-ply fabric), three-ply (3-ply fabric) and four-ply (4-ply fabric) crapes, according to the nature of the yarn used in their manufacture. Now a day, 4-ply fabric is one of the most successes item among multi-ply fabric family.