By JOHN FOLDING
When you think about draperies (or curtains) or window treatments, what is the first fabric choice that comes to mind? For many people, it is probably silk. It is usually fairly lightweight and allows lots of natural light to fill your room, and in the South, it's usually not necessary to have heavier fabrics to keep out cold drafts.
However, silk isn't the only choice and sometimes may not be the best choice for curtains. Like other fabrics, silk has a tendency to fade and can do so sometimes faster than other options. Lining and interlining your window covering can help alleviate that. Silk is difficult to keep clean, too. Practically anything will soil silk, from simple droplets of water to grimy hands.
So what are some other choices?
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