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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.
A tick is a fabric case, and ticking is the fabric traditionally used for pillow cases because of its tight, durable construction; it is not supposed to be easily punctured by feathers. It can be found most often in twill weave, but may also be herringbone twill or plain weave. Ticking is often striped lengthwise, most commonly with blue on white, and ticking stripes are two thin stripes on either side of a thicker stripe.
Originally linen or hemp, ticking is now made of cotton and cotton blends.
Uses: Pillow and mattress cases, overalls
Twilled cotton ticking
Plain weave ticking