Silk term glossary III

Spun or Cut Silksilk duvetssilk with shorter fibers, often ones taken from the inside portion of the cocoon which is considered the weak part. It is generally rougher to the touch than thrown/reeled silk and has less elasticity. It is also typically made from the silk filament threads of wild silk.

Noil – typically called “raw silk” although it is not really raw silk. It is a weak type of silk made from waste silk and does not wear well but it does take to dye well. It not suitable for silk bedding.

Charmeuse – a type of silk that can be either satin charmeuse or crepe charmeus depending on how it is woven. It drapes well and has a nice luster to it. It is a popular choice for silk bedding.