Silk Velvet Composition
Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of velvet at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls. Velvet was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available. Velvet is difficult to clean because of its pile, but modern dry cleaning methods make cleaning more feasible. Velvet pile is created by warp or vertical yarns and velveteen pile is created by weft or fill yarns.
Velvet can be made from many different kinds of fibres, traditionally silk. Velvet made entirely from silk (silk velvet) has market prices of several hundred US dollars per yard. Cotton can also be used, though this often results in a slightly less luxurious fabric. Velvet can also be made from fibers such as linen, mohair, and wool. More recently, synthetic velvets have been developed, mostly polyester, nylon, viscose, acetate, and mixtures of different synthetics, or synthetics and natural fibers (for example viscose mixed with silk). A small percentage of spandex is sometimes added to give stretch.
What can be made from Silk Velvet?
Black Velvet Bag I could not resist sharing this gorgeous find with you. These range of velvet bags are so stylish, reasonably priced and useful. They would make great presents for your bridesmaids or yourself. Because they …
Ulla Popken Mosaic Burnout Silk Velvet Tunic Overview. True luxury. A mosaic of color-including a sprinkling of turquoise-shimmers in this lustrous burnout velvet tunic. Button-front with mandarin collar, side vents. Relaxed fit.