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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

Identification of materials,   pp. 119-120 PDF (370.6 KB)


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     IDENTIFICATION        OF MATERIALS xi9 
  IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIALS 
  Gros grain silk is dull in appearance, and has a fine 
           cord running from selvedge to selvedge 
           horizontally. Both sides are alike. 
Ottoman silks are thicker, have a bolder cord, are 
           bright and glossy. Both sides are not 
           alike. They sometimes have smaller 
           cords woven between the thick. 
Cheni silks are plain, untwilled, thin rustling silks, 
           covered with a cloudy design. These 
           silks are alike on both sides. 
Glaeg silks are thin, bright, papery. Can be obtained 
           both plain and patterned. 
Taffeta silks have slightly more substance than glac6, 
           and are alike on both sides. 
China silks are softer and brighter than Pongee. 
Gauze, Lisse, Chifaon are all thin, semitransparent 
           materials with a soft, silky surface. 
Areophane belongs to the crýpe family, and is of a 
           thin, semitransparent nature, streaky, 
           worsted appearance, yet without the 
           decided figure of crepe proper. 
Brussels net is made very wide, the mesh is large, 
           the thread silky. 
Breton net is much smaller than Brussels in its 
           mesh, and is made in silk as well as 
           cotton. These nets are often sold one 
           for the other. 
Tulle is of the same class, but very bright, silky, 
           and finer in the mesh. 


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