Velvet

Velvet is a fabric characterized by a short soft dense warp pile.

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weave

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.

 

fiber

 Silk, cotton, rayon, polyester, nylon, viscose, acetate, and from either mixtures.

 

fabric face

 Shiny and the most  luxurious fabric with a dense, lustrous, short pile.

 

Fabric design

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hand

 Soft.

 

fabric drape

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fabric weight

Midweight.

 

Sewing

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match

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history

The name velvet stems from the Latin vellus, or hair.

 


 Best use for:

 

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Silk velvet for eveningwear. Cotton velvet for daywear like suites, skirts, pants, jackets, coats, shoes, hats, trim.

 

 

embroidery

Suites for embroidery.

 


 

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Silk velvet

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Read more about velvet fabric

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