Have you ever been to New York City
I mean in the center of Manhattan? I have been there several times on business. New York is a huge and diverse state. I had a great time in New York. It is an amazing place with lots of good food and plays. but also it’s big and loud.
Any Quilters or textile lovers out there? You may be planning a trip to New York City. You should give it a try at least once. Did you know that the garment district NYC is other wise known as a “shopping Mecca” ? Now I know that Quilters, Crafters, and anyone who sews, have a love for fabric that few understand. Yes we are all addicted. We must always fondle the fabric before we purchase. High Fashion Fabrics that are found In the Garment District you could definitely wear for the next meeting of the Fashion Fabrics Club. These fabrics are very uncommon and are not even comparable to those you find at home, such as cut-rate decorative fabrics, and high end silk fabrics. If you want embellishments you will be so excited because there are many. You will find some bargains in Mecca, however the not so common fabrics carry a pretty hefty price.
Vicuna the source of the most expensive wool in the world.
The fabric that is created with Vicuna wool is not only the most expensive but also comes with an incredible history of the Vicuna that produce this most sought after product.
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Wool from the vicuna is the most expensive wool in the world because the sheep can only be shorn every two years. The fabric can be used for apparel and home decor. The vicuna wool ranges from $1,800 to $3,000 per yard, so a scarf will cost around $4,000 and a coat would be $20,000! The vicuna were at the brink of extinction because the people were killing them to get their wool. They are now protected and rounded up every 2 years to be shorn. Be certain to run out and get yourself a pair of the socks and a beautiful scarf for your wife . Better hurry they may disappear quickly. It is unbelievable right? Our common fabrics do not seem so expensive anymore.
A Few Examples Of High Fashion Wool and Silk Of NYC
82.95 per yard
Twill is a printed Polyester Blend
150 per yard
An elegant lame is a silk blend with a pretty rose floral print, a subtle leaf and flower design with gold metallic thread.
100 per yard
The process of boiling wool creates a dense fabric similar to felt. After the wool is woven it goes to hot water agitation causing the scaly wool fibers to meld and shrink up to half its original size. Rinse and Repeat until it no longer shrinks.