Trims - veils - interfacing


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 : Buckram

Sunday, July 08, 2012

A heavy, coarse, open plain weave fabric, buckram is usually made of cotton, linen or hemp, and is heavily sized. As an interfacing between the fabric and the lining of clothing, buckram is used to give structure to the garment, and it makes hat shapes and other accessories that require structured forms. Buckram is sometimes made by gluing two cotton fabrics together, then sizing as with the open-weave buckram. Uses: Millinery, interfacing, bookbinding See also:

Fabric, Cotton or cotton-like, Trims - veils - interfacing, Very stiff open weave fabrics

Cape net, photo taken inside of hat

Fabric Resource : Cape net

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A heavily-sized leno weave netting used to give shape to hats. The netting has fairly squared mesh. The stiffness of the fabric comes from sizing with starch or similar; it is flexible when wet, stiff once dry. Rice net is synonymous. Use: Hats See also: Buckram

Fabric, Trims - veils - interfacing, Very stiff open weave fabrics


Fabric Resource : Crinoline

Sunday, July 08, 2012

A full, stiff petticoat is known as a crinoline, but it is also the name of a stiff fabric that can be used to make such a petticoat. Similar to buckram but lighter, it is made in a plain open weave and heavily sized. Particularly in the 19th century, crinoline could be made of horsehair with cotton or linen. Uses: Petticoats See also: Buckram

Fabric, Trims - veils - interfacing, Very stiff open weave fabrics

Grosgrain ribbon

Fabric Resource : Grosgrain

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Best known in ribbon width, grosgrain may also be fabric. It shares with other horizontally-ribbed fabrics a plain weave with heavier weft yarns and finer and more plentiful warp yarns. As compared to faille, the ribs are rounder. The warp is characteristically silk or rayon with the weft being cotton, sometimes silk. The name comes from the French gros (coarse or large) and grain (grain or texture). Uses: Ribbon for trim, hatbands; fabric for dresses,

Fabric, Silk or silk-like, Trims - veils - interfacing, Bottom weight, Horizontally ribbed fabrics


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

Nonwoven interfacing

Fabric Resource : Interfacing, nonwoven

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Neither woven nor felted, nonwoven interfacing (or interlining) is fabric formed by the chemical or heat adhesion of webs of fibers. The fibers are usually polyester or nylon. Fusible nonwoven interfacing has heat-activated adhesive on one side; it can be applied by ironing. Uses: Backing fabrics for stability, weight, strength and/or body

Fabric, Trims - veils - interfacing, Fabrics made without knitting or weaving

Lace print - Imitation of real lace

Fabric Resource : Lace

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Lace is an openwork fabric—a network of threads in elaborate and decorative patterns. There are many methods for making the multitude of different types of lace including needle, bobbin, knotting, cutwork, crocheting and knitting. Lace has been machine-made since ca. 1760—especially from the 19th-century on—while handmade lace is still made and highly valued. Lace is also occasionally the subject of fabric prints.

Fabric, Fabric Terms, Trims - veils - interfacing, Non-netting fabrics with open patterns

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


Fabric Resource : Tarlatan

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Gauze of a very open plain weave and stiffened with glaze, tarlatan has a sheer, wiry look and feel. It is white or dyed a solid color. Uses: Costumes, millinery, decorative items See also: Crinoline

Fabric, Cotton or cotton-like, Trims - veils - interfacing, Very stiff open weave fabrics

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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