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What is "Voile" - Definition & Explanation
A light transparent fabric of a plain weave. The popularity of home decorating fabrics is subject to the whims of fashion and taste as with all other elements of home furnishings but this textile dictionary can serve as a guide and fabric overview.
A crisp, lightweight, plain weave cotton-like fabric, made with high twist yarns in a high yarn count construction. Similar in appearance to organdy and organza. Used in blouses dresses and curtains.
A crisp, lightweight, plain weave cotton-like fabric, made with high twist yarns in a high yarn count construction. It is similar in appearance to organdy and organza. When it is made from wool, it is called 'Voile de laine'. Voile is sheer and very light-weight. It is usually made with cylindrical combed yarns. To obtain a top quality fabric, very highly twisted yarns are used. Voile drapes and gathers very well. The clear surface is obtained by singeing away any fuzzy yarns. It has a hard finish and a crisp, sometimes wiry, hand.
A sheer, plain weave fabric with a crisp, wiry hand resulting from the use of high twist yarns. Most commonly made of cotton, but also of silk, rayon, wool, acetate or other fibers. Used for blouses, dresses curtains.
A soft yet firm, sheer fabric of plain weave, Generallymade of combed hard-twisted single yarns, although plyyarns are alsoused.About the samenumber of yarns inwarp as in filling. Has clinging effect. Occasionally dotsare woven in, and a crisp finish given thefabric; then issold as dotted swiss.Used for children's wear,blouses,dresses.
A light, sheer fabric made of long fiber cotton.
A crisp, lightweight, plain weave cotton-like fabric, made with high twist yarns in a high yarn count construction. Similar in appearance to organdy and organza.
Fine soft sheer fabric used especially for women's summer clothing or curtains. Sheer and very light weight. Usually made with cylindrical combed yarns. To obtain a top quality fabric, very highly twisted yarns are used. Voile drapes and gathers very well. The clear surface is obtained by singeing away any fuzzy yarns. Has a hard finish and crisp, sometimes wiry hand. "Voile de Laine" is wool voile.
Lightweight open-weave fabric made of tightly twisted combed yarns that give it a grainy feel and a crisp hand.
A lightweight, open-weave fabric made from silk, cotton, or rayon; soft, used especially for women’s summer clothing.
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