Linen is a natural fiber that comes from flax stem. Usually, seeds to fibers transitions are called flax, and the final product made with flax, is called linen or yarn. Linen is of high quality, using a glossy European material due to its thinness and uniformity of fiber. However, the price is so high that it is quite different from the low-end products.
I’m going to introduce a special fabric that looks like paper outwardly but can be washed, sewn, ironed like any other fabrics. The sublime combination of paper and cloth is attractive in paper fabric.
Corduroy is a short filling pile fabric with vertical wales (or ribs) as its main feature. Corduroy is also referred as cored velveteen or needle cord and it is in the similar category with velvet, but it is a bit different. Compared to velvet, the number of times the pile is cut is less and the cutting process is simpler. Corduroy is also thicker than velvet.
Chiffon is a silk fabric or polyester synthetic fabric that’s very thin and light. Generally, silk is much more expensive, polyester is used more often. Chiffon is a plain weave that’s woven with relatively low density and has same thickness of warp thread and weft thread. It is used for all four seasons but it is used the most in spring and summer.
Velvet is one of the pile fabrics that fibers are densely planted in the surface of the fabric. It was used to be made of silk only but nowadays, it is made of cotton, wool, nylon and rayon. It was widely used in medieval times for religious clothing, costumes and interior decoration of kings and nobles. Although it is still treated as a high-quality fabric, it is being used more commonly – for a cloth of women or children, hats, couches, and bedding.
Types of Fabric – What’s Canvas?
There are a lot of types of cotton as it is used for many purposes. Because there’s too many, it can’t be all covered in this article, but I am going to list mainly on the types of cotton that we can access quite easily.
Cotton is a natural cellulose-fiber (the main components of textiles are plant fibers) made from cotton wool. Cotton fabrics are used for a wide variety of purposes in our daily lives, including clothes, underwear, dishcloth, bedding, curtains, towels, and napkins. And this fabric has high utilization to be used throughout all four seasons. As such, cotton is a familiar fiber to us, but we often don't know what features it has and what points we need to be careful of. So, let’s take a look at some things to know about cotton.