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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Embossing is a process by which any type of fabric (or leather) is pressed by a stamp or engraved rollers, leaving a pattern. Heat is usually involved and often the fabric has a property to help hold the pattern; cotton, for instance, is usually resin-coated. A great range of fabrics may be embossed, and the pattern of the emboss may be crepe-like, jacquard-like or one of many other designs.
Nailhead embossed cotton
Emboss resembling piqué