Discussion in 'PUBLIC Workshops - specialty vintage topics' started by denisebrain, Jul 30, 2021.
Great point, thank you Claire!
I have an idea. Take a close up photo of the fabric with your phone so you can see the yarns better.
I'm looking a Chanel buttons today. Here's an interesting fabric. This jacket has several different weaves and is woven with wool and mohair. Then the greige (off-white, natural) fabric is dyed. The different fibers take the dye differently. I have several jackets with similar fabrics.
The advantage for the fabric manufacturer is that they don't have to stock an inventory of multiple colors.
Back to the button. Chanel made camellia buttons for couture and rtw. The latter are not as nice.
Britex, the fabulous 2-story fabric store in San Francisco is featuring wool gabardines and twills this week. When I hear back from my query about minimum purchases or swatches, I will share the answer.
wow...so, when a fabric includes more than one weave like Claire's example, what the heck is THAT called?? previously I would have referred to that as a sort of boucle...but that's not right. :(
Marian, what are you looking for at Britex? Just swatches to use for fabric ID or to order large amounts.
Just swatches for identifying fabrics, especially rayons.
I mentioned the Celestron microscope several years ago. It's inexpensive--about $60. and amazing how well you can see the yarns.
Some fabric stores call fabrics with multiple weaves fantasy or novelty weaves.
Gosh, so much wonderful information, thanks for the direction to this thread Maggie. It's fantastic!
Thank you @GemGem It is a continuing Friday feature in this Public Workshops forum.
Mary, what Claire said. I'm sure the multiple weaves in that fabric can be named, but I've almost always seen such a thing described as a novelty weave.
What a wealth of info here...thank you!!!
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