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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.
Along with swivel weave and clip dot, lappet weave is a method of creating machine-made embroidery-like figures on a fabric ground. Extra warp yarns—usually of a heavier weight and often of a different color than the ground cloth—are interwoven to create a pattern. This is one method for creating dotted swiss, with the surface threads (floats) clipped.
Eyelash effect is created when the clipped surface floats of a lappet weave fabric are at least 1/4” in length.