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

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


Page 120

 
MILLINERY 
Paris net is a highly glazed, stiff, large-meshed net, 
           only used for foundations and stiffening 
           purposes. 
Stiff net is a finer-meshed, unglazed, not so highly 
            stiffened net, used for cap foundations, 
            children's bonnets, interlinings. 
Estartra is a straw-coloured substance made from 
            esparto, and rendered smooth by having 
            thin, highly starched muslin on the one 
            side. 
Satin wire is round and thick, and the filaments 
           covering it very glossy. 
 Silk wire is round and very fine, the filaments 
           covering it less bright than those cover- 
           ing the satin wire. 
Ribbon wire is a flat strip of woven cotton containing 
           three and sometimes four strands of fine 
           cotton-covered wire which have been 
           woven in with it. 
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