Fabric Resource : Assuit

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Assuit is a netting fabric embroidered with metal. The embroidery is done by threading wide needles with flat strips of metal about 1/8” wide. The metal may be nickel silver, copper or brass, and it is threaded through the holes in the net, folded over, cut and flattened, making little packets of metal. When finished, the metal packets are further flattened by rolling and/or hammering over the fabric. The netting is made of cotton or

Fabric, Netting, Cotton or cotton-like, Trims - veils - interfacing, Top weight

Fabric Resource : Bobbinet

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Before the invention of the bobbinet machine, netting was made by hand with bobbins. The bobbinet machine was invented by the Englishman John Heathcoat in 1806. He first called the fabric he produced “bobbin net.” Bobbinet is a hexagonal-mesh netting fabric, originally of silk, then also of cotton, rayon and (especially) nylon. Uses: Veils, trims, lace grounds, dresses, bridal wear See also: Cape net Illusion Point d’esprit Tulle

Fabric, Fabric Terms, Netting, Trims - veils - interfacing


Fabric Resource : Illusion

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Called illusion because it is almost as if it isn’t there, illusion is a netting of the finest (smallest) scale. It is beautiful as a bridal veil. It may be nylon or silk. See also: Tulle Point d’esprit Bobbinet

Fabric, Netting, Trims - veils - interfacing

Point d'esprit with flocked dots

Fabric Resource : Point d'esprit

Sunday, July 08, 2012

A fine net with small dots spaced evenly all over. While the best quality dots are embroidered, they can also be flocked or woven with the net itself. Uses: Bridal apparel, formal wear See also: Illusion Tulle Bobbinet

Fabric, Netting, Trims - veils - interfacing

Tulle (nylon)

Fabric Resource : Tulle

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Fine netting with a hexagonal mesh, tulle may be of silk (as it was originally), cotton or rayon, but most commonly nylon since the 1950s. In 1768, the netting was machine made for the first time in Notthingham, England. The French city of Tulle first produced its namesake netting by machine in 1817, much aided by the invention of the bobbinet machine in 1806. Uses: Bridal veils, evening gowns, crinolines, veiling, millinery trim See also:

Fabric, Netting, Trims - veils - interfacing

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