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  • Partaking Patrons Vol. V

    May 13, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5! This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!   Today, Britex is honored to present an amazing seamstress, Dipa Suri. With a keen eye for rich textiles and textures, Dipa creates luxurious items ranging from children's wear to artistic accessories. You can view more of her children's line on her delightful website.  
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  • Vintage Silk Chantilly Lace from France

    May 23, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Here is some difficult to find silk vintage Chantilly lace. This is an exquisitely delicate and unusual 12" wide Chantilly lace. Simple flowers and leaves are strewn gracefully across a loose netting background, with one gently scalloped edge. Both edges are adorned with wispy eyelash trim. Once hand-washed in cold water, this lace softens up delectably. This would perfect on the bodice of a romantic vintage-inspired wedding gown!

  • Double-Tiered Wedding Veil & Pearled Silk

    June 9, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Laura is wearing an enchanting handmade double-tiered wedding veil. The veiling is made of silk tulle, and it is adorned with silk ribbon and vintage silk lace edging. The edging lace has a pyramid motif that is reminiscent of the Art Deco era, and is lightly embellished with glass seed beads. One veil is 21” long, and the other one is 24” long ($345).

    We have paired it with a stunning, understated silk from our 1st floor. This gleaming ballet pink silk is scattered with luminous white pearls. It is $49.99/yard and 45” wide.

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