Fabric 101: How to ID Fabric by Fiber, Weave, and Fire

What is the difference between a silk taffeta and a silk satin? Is wool twill the same as herringbone? How do you know what a fabric will be like when shopping textiles online? In this video, Nicole explains all the…

Fabric 101: How to ID Fabric by Fiber, Weave, and Fire

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What is the difference between a silk taffeta and a silk satin? Is wool twill the same as herringbone? How do you know what a fabric will be like when shopping textiles online? In this video, Nicole explains all the different things that go into making a fabric, and how to identify various fabrics by fiber, weave, finish, and weight, as well as demonstrating and explaining burn and bleach testing for those mystery fabrics.

If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to pick out fabrics for your project online, or been at the fabric store with an unmarked bolt of mystery fabric, this video will help you learn how to ID and understand what you’re buying. Is that cotton or rayon? silk or polyester? wool or acrylic? Nicole has the answers!

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Images & Video Credits
….. Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts – Silk. William Skinner and Sons. Quilling rayon, 1936
U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 69-RP-24
Photographer: Hine, Lewis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/7494437604
….. Elementary treatise on the finishing of white, dyed, and printed cotton goods, 1889.
Depierre, Joseph, George Thomas & Co.
https://bit.ly/3jI2UaR
….. Stock footage provided by Videvo, downloaded from www.videvo.net
….. Alabama Cotton Crop – https://pixabay.com/videos/alabama-cotton-crop-cotton-farming-28365/
….. Sheep – https://pixabay.com/videos/sheep-animals-domestic-grazing-1279/
….. Silk – https://pixabay.com/videos/silk-silk-cloth-fabric-texture-44795/

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