Velvet is a fabric characterized by a short soft dense warp pile.
Plain or twill weave on the base, with an extra set of warp yarns woven in satin weave to form a pile. Woven on a special loom double, face to face, then cut apart to create the pile effect.
Silk, cotton, rayon, polyester, nylon, viscose, acetate, and from either mixtures.
Shiny and the most luxurious fabric with a dense, lustrous, short pile.
The name velvet stems from the Latin vellus, or hair.
Best use for:
Silk velvet for eveningwear. Cotton velvet for daywear like suites, skirts, pants, jackets, coats, shoes, hats, trim.
Suites for embroidery.
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