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Not just its beauty, but the excellent and exceptional properties of silk make it a highly popular material. Natural silk fibres are a vast source of protein and contain a number of amino acids, several of which promote cell regeneration. The articles about silk focus on various silk decorating techniques – painting, dyeing and resist dyeing, nuno felting and embroidery, as well as items where silk is merely used as an accessory. Due to its high lustre, dyes stand out better on silk than on other fabrics. A relatively large selection of hand-hemmed silk of various lengths and types is available. These pre-stitched items are not much more expensive than silk by the metre, and they will save you the work of rolling and hemming. Blank scarves, kerchiefs, neckties, bowties, clothing, umbrellas and even home accessories can all be bought. It is a rule for silk that as the momme weight increases, so does the price. The stronger the silk, the higher the quality and the better the colour will stand out. If you buy silk by the metre, consider whether the weight and type of silk is suitable for your work. You may also be interested in resist dyeing silk.