silk textile studies, selecting silk fabrics, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The filament which is obtained from the cocoons of the cultivated silkworm makes the costliest and most beautiful textile fabric. A variety of materials are made from it, ranging from filmy chiffon and lade to the heaviest plushes and grosgrains, and from soft dull finishes to the most crisp and glossy ones. The popularity and demand for it at a low price have caused adulterations of it and substitutes of other fibers for it. Women’s lack of knowledge is a large factor in the unreliability of purchased material.
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Linfield, A., "Textile Study: Silk" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 46.