Fashion Fabrics

Fashion Fabrics

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Fashion Fabrics

Tips on sewing velvets, tweeds, damask and brocade fabrics.  Also, history of tweed fashions.

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Jacquard Damask & Brocade Fabrics

Basic weave pictures and a look at the damask fabrics and brocade fabrics.

Velvet in Fashion

Velvet, velveteen and corduroy definitions and weave pictures.  Images of  velvet fashions from Dorothy Perkins and Next.

Velvet Sewing Tips

Stitching, pressing and steaming,  of velvet fabrics. Hints and tips for working with velvet pile naps.  Valeting velvet.

Tweed 1

A look at fabric influence in fashion beginning with the return of British tweed. Pictures of tweed samples from Linton Tweeds in UK.

Fashion Fabric History of Tweed 2

The importance of Harris Tweed and some pictures of Harris Tweed and the Harris Tweed logo.

Fashion Fabrics - Tweed 3

Some more example pictures of Linton Tweed samples.

 

 Batik Fabric

Indonesian Batik Fabric History and methods used today.

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