Vintage barkcloth properties
It is quick-drying, highly absorbent, and actually quite strong. Surah is the fabric of ties, dresses, and furnishings. You've already seen the blue reindeer in part 1 and they've got plenty of friends! Often water and soaking may be introduced to soften the fibers. It is also made waterproof and used a great deal in rain water.
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When these short fibers are spun into yarns, the resulting yarns have occasional slubs and loose ends. It can be made using either a plain weave or a satin weave construction. This panel has a seam down the center. Sometimes a starchy glue-like substance derived from tropical plants is used to attach small pieces together. Instead of a heavy, saturated fabric, Inotek actually becomes 10 percent thinner when wet. It is a medium weight fabric that has a fuzzy, suede like feel. Used in coats, suits, and sportswear for both men and women.
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Silk, wool, and artificial fibers with good insulating qualities are common choices for interlining. Linings are found not only in apparel, but also in draperies and occasionally curtains and bedspreads. Show only see all Show only. Instead of a heavy, saturated fabric, Inotek actually becomes 10 percent thinner when wet. The warp is 2 ply 1 light; 1 dark and filling 1 ply dark or same as warp.
There was a great fascination for Eastern cultures and their fabrics, the Beatles especially were very interested in Indian music and were influential in spreading the word widely. There is a slight sheen to it as well, especially when finished. For formal wear, taffeta is a favorite choice. The all over prints were a popular item this year! Looking at the photo, in the lower right hand corner of the close-up you can get an idea of what it really looks like without the moire effect.