taffeta

Fine TABBY-weave silk fabric used in Britain since the 14thC, and especially from the i6th to 17th centuries, for cushion covers, counterpanes and curtains. From the 17thC, taffeta was stretched and a gum-like substance applied to give a glossy, watered finish.

Taffeta

Crisp, lightweight, plain weave, tightly woven fabric that rustles when worn. Generally smooth, somewhat lustrous surface, but may have subtle cross weave ribbed texture. Tissue Taffeta is lightest weight. May be solid color or iridescent cross-woven blend of two colors. Available in silk, polyester, acetate or triacetate, and rayon.
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Taffeta

Taffeta (ə; archaically spelled taffety) is a crisp, smooth, plain woven fabric made from silk or cuprammonium rayons. The word is Persian in origin and means `twisted woven.` It is considered to be a `high-end` fabric, suitable for use in ball gowns, wedding dresses, and interiors for curtains or wallcovering. It is also widely used in the m...
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taffeta

[n] - a crisp smooth lustrous fabric
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Taffeta

• (n.) Alt. of Taffety
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taffeta

noun a crisp smooth lustrous fabric
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Taffeta

a closely woven, plain-weave fabric with a crisp handle and a smooth surface.
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Taffeta

A crisp plain-woven lustrous fabric often used for bridal fashions and other fancy dresses. Tends to stick out out and often used for skirts of ball gowns to give the dress a wide skirt.
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Taffeta

A fine lustrous fabric with a crisp hand, taffeta is typically used for formal wear like gowns and fuller skirts.
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taffeta

a fine plain weave fabric smooth on both sides, usually with a sheen on it`s surface
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taffeta

A lustrous, medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with a slight ribbed appearance in the filling (crosswise) direction. For formal wear, taffeta is a favorite choice. It provides a crisp hand, with lots of body. Silk taffeta gives the ultimate rustle, but other fibers are also good choices.
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taffeta

A plain weave fabric that is woven to give a fine,smooth look on both sides. Crisp hand.
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Taffeta

A rib weave with a smooth, lustrous surface.
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Taffeta

A stiff woven syntehtic fabric, which can be piece dyed to create a smooth finish for a liner, or blended with silk to create a very soft fabric. Taffeta is typically used within jackets.
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TAFFETA

A term used for a classification of crisp fabrics with a fine, smooth surface usually made in the plain weave, sometimes with a small cross weave rib. Originally made in silk, now more commonly made with man-made fibers. Wash according to fabric content.
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TAFFETA

An unfinished fabric employed as a covering, usually in laminate sailcloth, often enhancing durability and chafe resistance
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taffeta

fine, crisp plain-woven fabric with a faint weft, or filling-way, rib due to the greater number of warp threads than filling threads. It frequently ...
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taffeta

From the 17thC, taffeta was stretched and a gum-like substance applied to give a glossy, watered finish.
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taffeta

Light, plain-weave fabric with a high lustre, originally silk but today also manufactured from artificial fibres. ...
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taffeta

Light, plain-weave fabric with a high lustre, originally silk but today also manufactured from artificial fibres
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Taffeta

Plain weave, closely woven, smooth, crisp fabric with a slight weftways rib, originally made from continuous filament silk yarns. Now often made using other fibres.
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Taffeta

Smooth yet crisp fabric that gives clothing a lot of body and rustle. Made from many different fibers, such as silk or rayon.
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taffeta

taffeta, cloth, originally silk but now also made of synthetic fibers, supposed to have originated in Persia. The name, derived from Persian, means “twisted woven.” Taffeta is in the same class and demand as satin made of silk. The cloth is made of a plain or tabby weave, and the texture...
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taffeta

thin glossy silk
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Taffeta

With a crisp hand, taffeta is typically used for formal wear like gowns and fuller skirts.
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