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    Re: Satin-something about

    Post  Sylvia on Wed 14 Mar - 6:31

    Satin is a type of glossy fabric first
    made from silk in China. Exportation during the Middle Ages introduced
    satin to Italy in the 12th century. By
    the 14th century, satin garments
    were greatly appreciated throughout
    Europe because of their high gloss,
    and were often the choice of royalty for both their feel and sheen. Traditional satin has a glossy and a
    dull side, which is important to
    remember when sewing garments. Those who sew need to be sure to
    assemble garments on the
    appropriate side in order to
    showcase the gloss and shine. While
    satin was once made exclusively of silk, satin is now made with polyester, acetate, nylon, and rayon. These other fabrics provide a less
    expensive means to achieve the
    glossy finish provided by satin. Shine from satin is derived through
    its weave. Some weft or weave yarns
    are brought to the surface in a
    process called floating, which allows
    some of the yarn to reflect light, thus
    producing the shine and gloss. In some cases, it is possible to achieve
    this effect on both sides of a garment,
    producing double-faced satin. This
    material is often highly desirable,
    since it is soft against the skin, but
    will tend to cost more, particularly if made with silk.
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    Post  Sylvia on Wed 14 Mar - 6:33

    Some of the common satin types are
    duchess satin, satin faconne, slipper
    satin, and delustered satin. Duchess
    satin is used primarily in dress
    fabrics, and is a common choice for
    wedding dresses. It is a fairly stiff satin with a heavy weight and is
    glossy on one side only. Satin faconne or satin jacquard is a
    type of satin with patterns woven
    through it. These could be stripes,
    paisley, or virtually any design. Satin
    jacquard comes in a variety of
    weights and qualities, but tends toward being a looser more flexible
    fabric than duchess satin. Slipper satin is often used for shoes.
    It may be used on dye-to-match
    shoes for prom goers and for bridesmaids. It’s also a common
    choice, not surprisingly for slippers.
    Slipper satin also covers toe shoes
    worn by ballet dancers. Delustered satin, also called peau de
    soie (skin of silk), is a less shiny,
    lightweight material. Unlike the shine
    associated with other forms of satin,
    peau de soie is often described as
    having a dull luster. Delustered satin is usually finished on both sides,
    making it double-faced. One can also
    note fine-grained threads in this type
    of satin. A few other forms of satin are sateen and satinet. Sateen is a glossy cloth
    made from cotton or rayon, while satinet is a very thin form of satin,
    usually made from silk threads.

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