Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Linton Tweeds Direct

Linton Tweeds fabrics are of the highest quality, all of them being designed and woven at the mill in Carlisle. They are textured, novelty woven fabrics made with virtually all yarn types and weaving techniques. Unique fancy yarns sourced from all over the world are combined to produce sumptuous, elegant fancy tweeds suitable for ladies jackets, skirts and coats. "Linton Direct" enables you to buy fabric online; you can purchase famous Linton Tweeds woven fancy fabrics by mail order, so if you can't travel to visit them in Carlisle, Cumbria (near the Lake District) you can still view samples and buy classic Linton material for ladies-wear from the comfort of your home. Whether you are home-sewer, dressmaker, designer, undertaking a bespoke sewing course or tailoring course, or a fashion student, they have the couture dressmaking fabric for you to create your own unique Ladies wear fashion garment.

Learn more at Linton Tweeds Direct.

Learn more about fabrics at the new fabric search website.

Monday, September 26, 2011

What is the difference between velvet and velour?

Velvet is a woven backed fabric with the cut pile, no stetch.
Velour is a knit fabric with the cut pile, stretchy.

Learn more about
velour fabric.
You may also want to read the velvet and velour definitions on Apparel Search.

Thermochromic Dyeing - heat activated color changing

Have you ever seen t-shirts that change color in the sun light?  I have seen them for several years but never knew the official method behind the amazing product.  The method is called Thermochromic Dyeing.
  • Thermochromic Dyeing (heat activated color changing)
According to Wikipedia September 2011, "Thermochromism is the ability of substance to change color due to a change in temperature. A mood ring is an excellent example of this, but it has many other uses such as baby bottles (changes to a different color when cool enough to drink) and kettles. Thermochromism is one of several types of chromism. The two basic approaches are based on liquid crystals and leuco dyes. Liquid crystals are used in precision applications, as their responses can be engineered to accurate temperatures, but their color range is limited by their principle of operation. Leuco dyes allow wider range of colors to be used, but their response temperatures are more difficult to set with accuracy."  Read the full definition at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermochromism.

Learn more about textiles and textile dyeing on Apparel Search.

If you are looking for a manufacture to help you dye textiles, try the textile dyeing and finishing section.

About Poplin Fabric

This month a new textile website has been launched to help members of the textile industry and clothing industry learn more about poplin fabrics.  The site is simply called Poplin Fabric and can be located at PoplinFabric.org

If you would like to learn more about poplin fabric, you can check out the new site.

You may also want to read the poplin fabric definition at the Apparel Search website.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Textile and Fabric Blog

Welcome to the new textile and fabric blog.  The purpose of this blog is to assist members of the fashion industry and the textile industry.  If you have suggestions regarding topics for future blog posts, please do not hesitate to let us know.

To get things started, I will post a link to one of my favorite textile resources.

Learn more about textiles and fabric.

More textile blogs will follow soon...