Rayon Spandex blend?

Greetings, My name is Dawne and I am in need of 95% Rayon, 5% spandex apparel fabric blend at 160gsm that stretches 4 ways. Typically what type of knit accomplishes this: tricot fabric, weft fabric, warp fabric and or jersey fabric? Thank you, Dawne By: Dawne

Heat resistance

How resistant is Ramie to heat? We have an electric coffee pot we would like to sit on top of a ramie runner – will that work. Artis Palmo By: Artis Palmo

Greeff schumacher fabric

I came across 24 yards of fabric on the edge it says Greeffe a division of Schumacher & Co.  The fabric is called “natures walk” it is a red and cream floral toile.  Can you tell me how old this is, and at what age is it considered vintage?  Thanks Anne By: Anne GAMBINO

Wedding dress lining – can you dye/stain it darker

Hello experts! I recently saw my wonderful lace wedding dress – unfortunately the ivory charmeuse lining under the ivory lace is not the color that was anticipated (too light, darker color would make the lace pattern pop out more) I’m wondering if there is any possiblility that I could darken the ivory lining underneath myself (since it cannot be replaced)?  I realize this would be an extremely delicate process in order not to color the overlying lace, but I think the two layers can be seperated enough that it could work. 1) Will charmeuse take a stain/dye? 2) What would you suggest using for the coloring?  I’ve done tea-bag staining myself on other cotton garment…seems that could be a gradual process of darkening the fabric to the ideal shade. 3) Is this an absolutely terrbile idea?  Obviously I don’t want to ruin my dress, but the alterations department isn’t making any other suggestions :/ Here is the dress (in the cafe lining which is too dark for my skin tone). http://www.marisabridals.com/Style/Marisa/953/   Thanks for any input you have!   Nichole By: Nichole

How can I remove color bleeding?

I have a blouse (98% poly/2% spandex) that is ivory colored with black sleeves.  Machine Washable and Bleachable. Hang to dry.  Have worn and wash many times with no problems.  Wore it with a jacket that I have also worn several times.  This last time I wore it, when I removed the jacket, I found that color had bled into the area around the armhole. I have washed it several times, using a stain removal spray, oxiclean, and bleach (separately of course). It has helped but still is quite visible.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance By: Lori Broadway

Fabrics and Textiles Safety- Please ASAP!

Hello Fabric Expert, I am doing a project in school involving science and engineering design. If possible, I would like to know: A. What are common fireproof fabrics used in fire-retardant clothing? B. What are common impact-resistant materials? C. What is the cheapest fireproof material for clothing? Please give me your name and title so I can reference you. If you cannot answer these questions, can you please refer me to someone who can help?   Thank you! -Nick S.   By: Nick

what is this and how is it used?

Hi. I bought some designs that appear to be transfers of some sort, very thin paper. They came with these thick, waxy sheets and I’m not sure how they are used. Please help. Thanks so much.  Cindy By: cindy