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What is "Crinoline" - Definition & Explanation

A lightweight, plain weave, stiffened fabric with a low yarn count (few yarns to the inch in each direction). Used as a foundation to support the edge of a hem or puffed sleeve.
A lightweight, plain weave, stiffened fabric with a low yarn count (few yarns to the inch in each direction).
Crinoline was originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830.
A stiff, open weave fabric, usually heavily sized. Used mainly as lining or interlining.
A very loosely woven fiber with high rigidity. It is smooth, stiff, and has excellent strength. It's comes in a variety of shades from white to black.

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