Saturday, 1 August 2009

Amazing Explanation of Cotton, Wool and Silk Fabric

An Amazing dictionary of the cotton, silk and wool fabrics is given in this directory of Internet Centre of Canadian Fashion and Design.

It is different from the other dictionaries in that the explanation is divided into four parts: Fiber, Weave, Characteristics and uses.

The following Fibres are covered:

Cotton Fabrics:
Armure Batiste Birdseye Broadcloth Brocade Buckram Butcher Linen Calico Cambric Candlewick Fabric Canton Flannel Canvas Chambray Chamois Cloth Chamoisette Cheesecloth Chenille Fabric Chino Chintz Chite Corduroy Cotton Crepe Crettone Denim Dimity Domett Flannel Dotted Swiss Drill Duck Flannelette Fustian Gabardine Gingham Homespun Hopsacking Jersey Lawn Madras Monk's Cloth Nainsook Organdy Oxford Percale Pique Plisse Point d'esprit Poplin Provence Sailcloth Sateen Seersucker Terry cloth Tiking Velveteen Velour Vichy Voile Whipcord

Wool Fabrics
Agneline Albert Cloth Astrakhan Barathea Beaver Cloth Bedford Cord Birdseye Blanket Cloth Bolivia Bombazine Boucle Broadcloth Cavalry Twill Challis (Chalys) Cheviot Chinchilla Covert Crepe Doeskin Donegal Duvetyn(e) Eponge (Souffle) Felt Flannel Wool Flannel Worsted Flannel Fleece Gabardine Homespun Hopsacking Jersey Wool Jersey Doubleknit Kersey Lambswool Loden ClothMackinaw Melton Monk's Cloth Montagnac Pin Check, Pinhead and Pick Pyrenees Repp or Rep Serge Sharkskin Shatush Shetland Suede Tricotine Tropical Worsteds Tweed Harris Tweed Venetian Viyella Whipcord Wool Zibeline

Silk Fabrics
Bayadere Bengaline Brocade Brocatelle Camocas Cendal Chiffon China Silk CrepeCrepe-back satin Crepe de ChineCreponGeorgette CrepeFlat CrepeMoss Crepe Degummed Silk Doupion, Douppioni Duchesse Faconne Faille Foulard Frise Glove Silk Habutai Honan Illusion Lame Marquisette Matelasse Messaline Mousseline de Soie Moire Net Ninnon Organza Ottoman Panne Peau de Cynge Peau de Peche Pongee Rajah SatinSatin-back Crepe Satin-backDouble-face SatinDuchessSatin FaconneSlipper SatinPaillette SatinPeau de Soie Shantung Sharkskin Sheer Silk Spun Rayon Surah TaffetaFaille TaffetaPaper TaffetaPoumpadou TaffetaShot TaffetaTissue TaffetaWarp-print TaffetaTricot Tulle Tussah VelvetCisele VelvetFaconne VelvetLyons VelvetNacre VelvetPanne VelvetPlushTransparent VelvetUtrecht VelvetVelvet Satin

I just wish it were supplemented by pictures !!

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