What is it?

I am new to the fabric sourcing world and would like to better understand the fabric I am sourcing.  I am told it is 100% cotton and I have small samples to look at but I don’t know how to describe the weave parttern, weight etc.   Is there someone I can send a sample or photos to who can provide details about this fabric?

By: Andy Pratt

5 Responses to “What is it?”

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Andy,

    Yes, you can mail a sample of this fabric to us at the address under “Contact Us” on our web site. Be sure and include your name, email address and information about this fabric. Please put “Attention: Judith” on the envelope.

    We will do our best to identify the type and weave of this fabric.

  2. Andy Pratt says:

    Thanks for the quick response Judith. I will send a sample out to via UPS next day letter.

  3. Kirsten Longly says:

    Hi Andy,
    I just wanted to insert my two cents here that may help in your future endeavors. If you are planning on sourcing on a regular basis and need to identify weave structure among a number of other types of information there is a couple of things you should probably have in your reference library. There are several educational books that have to do with weave structure, types and names etc. as well as the manufacturer of the product should have that type of information on hand you just need to ask for it. When I was in school we had quit a few books (purchased at Powell’s Books in Portland OR) that dealt with weave structure and process. Start with Wickipidia and search anything to do with weave structure, production processes, or any number of words or phrases that have to do with the production of fabric and fiber. I think you will be amazed at the amount of information you can find plus it is all referenced so you can track down the exact book you need on hand. Good luck and have fun. This subject was one of my favorites in college.

  4. Judith says:

    Hi Kirsten,

    I am sure Wikipidia is useful for many things but I have found a lot information at Wikipidia to be incorrect. There are many web sites including Fabrics.net with well researched information. Wikipidia is, as I understand, a compilation of information submitted by any and all people who submit information, researched and proofed or not.


  5. Judith says:

    Hi Andy,

    I received your fabric sample and it appears to be an interfacing, more specifically Stacey Shape Flex woven interfacing.

    Hope this helps!