Monday, March 31, 2008

New Silk Fashion Store launched

Dear Readers,
Galilee Silks new fashion store has been launched. Our, by Zencart
powered ,Galilee Silks fashion Store is set up for a smooth shopping experience where with a few clicks you will be able to purchase a gorgeous silk scarf or that fancy silk poncho and naturally the lovely T-shirt Vest combos.

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We hope Galilee Silks fashion Store will bring us many new customers and ideas.
Come have a look!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Silk Fashion necklaces

A hot desert wind is blowing for the second day here in Galilee, Israel and temperatures reach 38C [100.4 F] and I can only think of Galilee Silks fashion silk necklaces.
Real lovely beauties of the softest hand painted silk in vibrant colors.
Silk strands with one or more pewter beads or glass pendants for a real unique accent on your outfit.
Galilee Silks recommends: one of our silk applique T-shirts with a matching open sleeveless vest from hand painted silk crepe georgette and one of our lovely silk necklaces.

You will stand out! Have a look in the main shop at Galilee Silks Fashion.

Warmly recommended,
by Silky

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Silk Fashion in different times I

This 19 th century silk garment we found online in the Fashion Museum, believe it or not this was once silk fashion!

Silk pelisse, 1810 - 1815
The pelisse was a type of light overcoat fashionable at this time. It was cut on similar lines to the dress, with a short waistline, long sleeves and a high neck. This pelisse is made of a soft twilled silk called ‘sarsenet’ (often mentioned by Jane Austen in her novels and letters of the same period). These coats were usually lined and were sometimes interlined with lambswool so they were probably warmer than they might appear.

We can conclude that nothing reminds us of the lovely lightweight breezy designs of for example the Lola collection by our studio Galilee Silks

Monday, March 10, 2008

Galilee Silks 7 days of creation

The raw silk is fastened over a frame.
The silk is soaked with a water alcohol mixture.
We then apply the special high quality silk dyes after carefully choosing the colors.
After the colors dry, the silk is removed from the frame, the now dyed silk is rolled up in recycled paper. This starts the fixation of the dyes to the fabric.
After a few days the material is rinsed from excess dye.
Then it is ready to be cut and sewn!

Go to our photo gallery on our main site Galilee Silks to view the wonderful process of creating silk from Galilee!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Real Eye catchers

Wikepedia says: A poncho is a simple garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from an impermeable material, to keep dry during rain. It is essentially a single large sheet of fabric with an opening for the head and sometimes for the arms. Some ponchos, especially those made to ward off rain, also have hoods attached.
Alternative ponchos are now designed as fashion accessories. They are the same shape but of different material. They are designed to look fashionable and be loose and comfortable, rather than ward off cold and rain. These are often made out of wool or yarn, knitted or crocheted. Ponchos with festive designs or colors can be worn at special events as well.

Galilee Silks
makes ponchos out of hand painted Silk Crepe Georgette. Our ponchos are breezy light weight, bright in color with large floral or abstract patterns handpaintyed on front and back. Real eye catchers!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A SpringTime silk scarf

Silk clothing keeps one cool in the summer, and it provides surprising warmth in the winter!
What would be more appropriate for the Spring Time season, where the days get warmer but the evenings can still be chilly?...
A beautiful hand painted soft silk scarf around your neck will give a snug feeling and... will add class and beauty to your outfit at the same time!

Have a look at our colorful silk scarf collection at Galilee Silks.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Galilee SilksT-shirt and Silk Vest combos

Here are some new silk fashion designs for the Spring time season. Recently we expanded our fashion line with new T-shirt and Silk Vest combos. We use nature themes and quotes, for example from the inspiring Song of Songs
The high quality black or off-white T-shirts which come in sizes S,M,L,XL,XXL are decorated with a pure silk applique trimmed with a silver or gold colored metallic contour.
We carry a scala of color combinations
The pure silk vest comes in the same color combination as the silk applique.
T-shirt and vest can each complete separate outfits, from casual to fancy alike.

You can purchase T-shirt and Silk Vest combos and many other fashion items in our Etsy shop or through our main site at

Welcome to Galilee and Silk Fashion

This is our first post and we hope to pull you into our colorful world of silk fashion. We live and work in beautiful Galilee, the place that inspires us and comes to expression in the garments and accessories we create.

Come, visit us at our Etsy shop the meeting place for handmade arts and crafts.