Silk or its technical code (SE), is a natural fibre that is seen as a luxury product. It's usually soft and it falls in a way that hints at the body shape. Silk is fluid but its fibres are brittle and can break easily, so be extra careful when using this type of fabric. We wouldn't recommend a sewing novice to use silk as it can be very tricky to sew. Use the same detergent as for wool. Silk fabric is used for high-end garments such as tie’s, blouses, evening gowns and scarfs. Sometimes you will find nice patterns to make trousers or a jumpsuit, but be sure to take care when choosing the fabric weight and transparency.