early 20th century fabrics

In the early third of the 20th Century the Amish were migrating westward, bringing their custom of regulated but beautiful quilts. used for coats, dresses, suits. , which are typically created from wood pulp. Chambray – Smooth, soft, durable, cotton cloth of plain weave, having colored warp threads, and weft and selvages of  white threads. Has coarser back than Lyons Velvet; so woven as to hold the pile firmly, making it suitable in all cases where a durable velvet is desired. Used for dresses, aprons, children’s clothes, playclothes, housecoats, draperies. Used for linings and trimmings. Chinchilla – Very fine, closely woven pile fabric in imitation of chinchilla fur. Zibeline – Material of plain weave filled with glossy hair, which gives a nap 1/8 to 1/4-inch long. Unglazed, printed on one or both sides. Velveteen – Cotton fabric with a soft, thick, short pile on face and a plain or twill back. ( see Double Pinks in Timeless). Per page: , per page Georgette is made with highly twisted yarns. The development of textile and clothing manufacture in prehistory has been the subject of a number of scholarly studies since the late 20th century. The following is a glossary of materials which were available in the early to mid-20th century. Used for outing suits and men’s clothes. The soft, even warp and weft threads lend themselves to tailoring. Used for dresses. Mohair – Similar to brilliantine, but woven of finer yarn in watered or grosgrain effect. Dry clean or wash? Viyella – Soft, dress-weight fabric that was more resistant to shrinkage than any comparable pure wool alternative (challis, for example). Used for dresses, suits, and coats. Resembles velvet. This was a period of cool colorations (blue, gray, black, reds) and shirting prints with small neat designs, plus numerous double pinks. Shantung – A heavy grade of Pongee silk. These could be combined into a wide variety of materials which were available to the seamstress or tailor. Evidence suggests that humans may have begun wearing clothing as far back as 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. Used for trimmings, overdrapes, and waists and as a foundation under lace dresses, etc. Wool – Soft, closely woven, lustrous, napped fabric with a satin appearance. Corduroy – Cotton fabric with pile in wide or narrow wales of ribbing running warpwise. Used for dresses, coats, suits, children’s dresses, draperies, upholstery. Cheviot – Wool. Print custom fabric, wallpaper, home decor items with Spoonflower starting at $5. Bunting – Soft, thin cotton or wool fabric in plain weave. Regency Fashion: Printed Cotton Fabrics. Satin – Firm basic weave with a glossy, smooth luster on the face and a dull back. Used the same as cashmere. Crêpe de Chine – Beautiful, washable fabric with a lustrous, finely crinkled effect. This early 1900s cradleboard is one… Monk’s Cloth – Rough, loosely woven cotton fabric in basket weave. In the 1910,s used chiefly for undergarments and petticoats. Used for table covers, pennants. Velvet, “Crushed” – “Artvel” Cotton velvet. Crêpe de Meteor – A lustrous silk crêpe with a fine twilled face. Albert Cloth – Reversible, double-faced material, each side a different color. Melton – Heavily felted wool fabric with a short nap. Used as trimming and for millinery purposes. Designs are woven in contrasting colors from the background and are raised. Used for men’s and women’s overcoats and coats. Georgette, Silk – A sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric named after the early 20th century French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante. Used for tailored blouses and men’s negligee shirts. It is bleached and lightly sized. A most desirable material, producing considerable warmth. Can be napped on both sides of fabric to give more warmth. Used for waists, dresses, and underwear. Comes in many varieties. Sheeting – Linen fabric used for pillow cases, sheets, towels, wash dresses, and suits. Pompadour – A flowered taffeta; sometimes in rich, beautiful colorings. Used for dresses. “Whatever the garment you make of ‘Viyella’ it’s a success. Solid surface with loose weave. Used for dresses, blouses, lingerie, linings. Twill or plain weave. “Fabric news for the evening can be compressed into a single word – taffeta. Used for men’s and women’s suits. Nun’s Veiling – Soft, light-weight fabric, in plain weave. Somewhat like velvet. The colors include tones of teal, green, brown, rose, cream, gold, yellow, aqua and salmon on a … Used for draperies, slip covers, upholstery, cushions, housecoats, playclothes. Eiderdown – A soft, twilled, cotton-filled fabric with a long-wool nap, sometimes on just one side and sometimes on both sides, the former being called single-faced and the latter, double-faced. A synthetic fiber made from derivatives of coal, air and water. Used for coats, overcoats, and horse blankets. Used for mattress and pillow covering, upholstery, playclothes. Used for blouses, summer dresses, and kimonos. Used for coats, capes, and ulsters. Used for party dresses, linings, and fancy work. save hide report. Satin appearance on one side and crêpe on the other. Tropical Worsted – Light-weight worsted cloth in plain weave. Used for dresses, underwear, and linings. Used for handkerchiefs, neckwear, blouses and doilies. “Once upon a time, life was comparatively simple. How were early 20th century fabrics printed? Used extensively for children garments; also for lounging and bath robes. Figure weave. Wide widths are used for sheeting. Used for dresses, negligées and sleeping garments. Used for sleeping garments, infants’ wear, interlinings for coats. Used for curtains. Also for interlinings and suit lapels. For interlining or stiffening used in clothing, leather goods or millinery. Chinchilla – a pale grey (when undyed) and extremely soft and plush fur from the chinchilla rodent of South America. Used for dresses. Piqué – Cotton fabric with cording effect running lengthwise or in novelty effects. There was a radiant Embassy Georgette which she couldn’t resist…and now she claims the limelight wherever she goes, for her frock is a triumph.” – Wemco Fabrics Advertisement, 1933. Very satisfactory for shirred dresses, as it drapes well. Tussah, wool – Wool warp with mohair weft, which gives a luster; light in weight. Its heavy, coarse weave makes it a durable cloth. Used for gloves, skirts, coats, hats, wraps, and for linings in heavy fur coats. In the 1910’s, wool, twisted weft thread woven in crinkled effect, sometimes called, Silk with figures and ground of contrasting weaves; sometimes called. Velvet, Lyons – Silk. Sheer, soft, smooth cotton, linen, or wool fabric made in plain weave. Used for evening and day dresses; also, for petticoats and linings. Extensively used for infant’ petticoats and sacks and for men’s shirts. Used for summer dresses, blouses, and unlined coats. Used for men’s dusters and summer coats. Yarn is dyed before it is woven. Bedford Cord – Material with lengthwise cord, raised surface with plain stripes between; made in cotton and wool. Used for skirts and suits. Blend of wool and cotton. You will notice that some of these materials no longer exist, some are known by a different name, and others are still very familiar to the modern crafter. A very graphic quilt created only in red and white becoming an optical illusion piece of art due to the pattern and the strong contrast with the white and wonderfully strong red. Venetian – Wool similar to broadcloth, but not so glossy nor so satisfactory. Used for curtains and closet accessories. Used as a body in tailored coats, and sometimes in upholstery work. Diagonal cord weave with slight nap; usually heavy weight. Plain wave. Moiré – A watered effect produced on a corded or ribbed silk or rayon fabric. Widely used in the 1920s and 1930s. Warp thread is usually composed of a two-ply yarn which has two colors, giving a soft tone to the fabric. Jersey Cloth – Woolen or silk mixed stockinette weave. Used for tailored dresses and trimming. Used for handkerchiefs, neckwear, lingerie blouses, and dresses. Used for shirts, dresses, aprons. When slightly stiffened, is sometimes called Pineapple Cloth. Soft, absorbent. Granite – Hard twisted woolen yarns woven in armure effect; light in weight and very durable. Used for Dresses, lingerie, glass curtains, draperies. Used for women and children’s coats and for muffs and stoles. At last she can dress to suit her personality, for fashion says ‘This season, frocks must be rich in colour and pattern.” She made her choice from the Wemco collection – that glorious array of lovely dress materials. (Details in comments) I have a question! Used as trimming and for elaborate evening gowns and wraps, housecoats, hostess dresses, upholstery. Polo Cloth – Soft fabric made from loosely spun yarns in a twill weave. Panama – Hard twisted yarn, in plain weave. Early 20th Century, Edwardian, Roaring 20s Recapture the glamor of the early 20th century with these fabulous patterns, fabrics and accessories. Voysey watercolors of the early 20th Century. Wear taffeta, then, in the evening; and if you would be all that there is of the most chic, wear it in white…”, Advertisement in Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal, 1933. Chiffon Velvet – The lightest, softest velvet known, and, owing to its adaptability to draping, is perhaps the prettest. Brocatelle – Heavy silk or rayon fabric in figure weave. Also for dresses, shirts, aprons, housecoats, lingerie, children’s’ clothing. This is by no means an exhaustive list – I will be adding more names as I continue to learn about vintage fabrics. Used for evening gowns, street dresses, and suits. Pongee – Lightweight silk fabric, plainly woven of irregular yarns. May 12, 2016 - Reproduction Fabrics - early 20th century, 1900-1930 > fabric line: Inkwell Used for Men’s shirts, pajamas, shorts; women’s blouses, tailored dresses, uniforms, children’s suits, dresses. May be printed. Used for coats, suits, upholstery, draperies. Lansdowne – A very fine, wiry, silk-and-wool material in plain weave. Plain or figure weave. A firm, durable fabric. Fabric us usually striped or has small figures which are woven into cloth. Mistral – Twisted warp-and-weft threads woven to give a crêpe effect. Qty: back to top. By the 1940’s more synthetic fibers were manufactured: Aralac – fiber made from the casein of milk. Armure – Stiff, firm rayon or silk fabric. Flannel – Plain, soft, loosely woven material with warp and weft threads of equal size. This sparked an added interest in quilt making, perhaps not heretofore so prevalent. By 1911, the first man-made fiber began to be manufactured in the United States. Excellent fabric for dresses and suits. Light on the purse, because ‘Viyella’ stands up to wonderfully well to any amount of wear and washing. Used for trimmings and veiling. Hang in the shade or roll in a towel? Satin, Skinner’s – Heavy, durable satin with high luster. The body of the material of a weave similar to flannel, and which, with a short, soft nap, is used for children’s coats and women’s suit and coats. Early on it was manufactured in white and black only. fiber made from the casein of milk. Canton Flannel – Soft, warm and absorbent cotton fabric. Used here is the shade of red as seen in mid to early 19th century Turkey Red dyed fabric. Used for sleeping garments, infants’ wear. In cheaper grades, cow hair is used, when the material is called camel’s-hair back. Cheesecloth – Thin, soft cotton fabric with a very low thread count, and little or no sizing. Gloria – A diagonal twilled fabric of silk, wool and cotton; also called Zanella Cloth. We like the combination of how all of the strips and print have the common red color with creme, brown, grey, and black. Used for towels, fancy work, dresses, suits, and children’s garments. Used for dresses and blouses. Corded fabric in a plain weave with silk or rayon warp threads and heavy cotton, worsted, rayon or silk filling threads. Astrakhan, or astrachan – A woolen or silk material with a long, closely curled pile in imitation of real astrakhan. Woven with single and double face. Press on the wrong side or the right? Charmeuse –  A soft, dull, satiny fabric having a twilled back. Used for dresses and suits. Percale – closely woven firm cotton fabric made in a plain weave in solid colors or prints. Velour – Soft, strong, closely woven cotton, woolen, silk, rayon fabric with a pile. China Silk – A thin, transparent fabric with a luster. A fine, smooth, glossy, untwilled silk or rayon fabric; considerable body; alike on both sides. CONDITION … Qty: #PTX14R $11.50/yd. Iridescent effect of some taffetas is cause by difference in color of filing and warp yarns. Its characteristic crisp finish may be of a permanent nature or may wash out after a few launderings, according to the manner in which the fabric has been treated. More often made of Irish linen. Used for dresses, blouses, wraps, neckwear, trimmings. Usually printed with floral patterns. Georgette has a very light and drapey hand, rendering it best suited to loose flowing garments. That was before man started playing variations on Mother Nature and created fabrics out of coal, milk and wood. Used for suits and skirts. Images by Stijn Bollaert. Used for suits, capes, and overcoats. Expensive grades show beautiful designs. Hanrietta – A fine diagonal twilled dress fabric similar to cashmere, but with a little harder, coarser weave. The back and sides with an ebony velour. Alternating yarns of different twists form ribbed effect. Used for elaborate dresses, suits, evening gowns and wraps. Plain wave. Percaline – Fine, thin, glossy percale. Used for infants’ wear, dresses, blouses, neckwear, underwear. Used for skirts, suits, men’s and boys’ wear, draperies, upholstery. Excellent for dresses and light-weight suits. A soft, crinkled, washable material, sometimes called. Used for infants’ and children’s dresses, underwear. “Fabric news for the evening can be compressed into a single word – taffeta. Men, however, continued to wear a black frock coat with gray striped trousers for formal day wear and a black tailcoat and trousers with a white waistcoat for evening wear if ladies were present. Gossamer – A very soft, cobwebby silk gauze. Used for men’s shirts, women’s dresses. Used extensively for skirts, sometimes for suits. Used for heavy coats and for men’s overcoats. Tulle – Soft silk or rayon net of fine mesh. In order to understand these differences, there are certain textile terms that should be understood. Used as veiling for babies and as automobile veils. Reproduction Fabrics: early 20th century, 1900-1930 1900 to 1930 This was a period of cool colorations (blue, gray, black, reds) and shirting prints with small neat designs, plus numerous double pinks. Matelassé – Raised woven designs in wool, cotton, silk, or rayon fabric. Used as a substitute for silk in covering umbrellas. Used for dresses, suits and millinery. Tweed – Rough surfaced wool fabric in plain, herringbone or twill weave. Used for coats, dresses, suits, and trimmings. When the two businesses shared The Maltings building in Lewes they decided then to establish a site selling period fabrics by the metre. May be plain, figured, striped, or plaid. Located in Istanbul, TR. Organdie – Fine transparent cotton fabric in a plain weave. Outing Flannel – Lightweight cotton fabric with nap on both sides. Used for underwear, sleeping garments. Messaline – A closely woven satin; soft and brilliant. Sometimes called Sewing Silk or Gauze. Swiss, Dotted – Fine, transparent, crisp cotton fabric in plain weave. Early 20th century. Georgette is made in solid colors and prints and is used for dresses, blouses, evening gowns and trimmings. Jean – A twilled, undressed cloth with cotton warp and woolen weft, or sometimes in all cotton, and referred to in the ;plural, as jeans. These wonderful designs are really interesting together with their various shapes and similar colors. Excellent for women’s dresses. Heavier and coarser weave than China Silk. Maline – Fine net silk fabric characterized by hexagonal open mesh. Cotton, silk or rayon fabric in plain weave with heavy ribbed effect. Used for evening gowns and coats in the 1930’s. Cravenette – Fine twilled wool fabric similar to serge and filled from the wrong side with a sizing that renders the material moisture-proof. That was before man started playing variations on Mother Nature and created fabrics out of coal, milk and wood. Closely related to nun’s veiling or chiffon batiste. This beautiful collection of French late 19th Century early 20th Century of 7 ticking stripes and 1 printed fabric. Sometimes in very simple patterns but more often in large, elaborate figures. Basket Cloth – Cotton fabric woven in a basket weave in which tow or more filling fibers pass over and under two or more warp threads. Alpaca – Strong, elastic, wiry fabric with a glossy brightness of silk. authentic reproduction fabrics Maltings Fabrics started out as a collaboration between Hatley Print and Darcy Clothing. early 20th century, 1900-1930 > Portsmount. Used for dresses, suits, coats, skirts, children’s clothes. The differences in weaving processes cause differences in appearance. Used for men’s and women’s suits, and coats, skirts, riding habits, uniforms. Argentine Cloth – Highly glazed cotton fabric in a plain open weave with very low thread count. Early 20th Century Fabrics “Once upon a time, life was comparatively simple. Though rayon is derived from natural materials, it requires certain chemicals, so it’s considered to be a semi-synthetic fabric. Used for flags and decorations. Fabrics of the same fiber may differ in construction. Similar to mirror velvet, but as a rule, of better quality, Used for trimmings and for millinery. The Japanese designer, Issey Miyake, shows an interesting combination of influences in the 1990 dress `Rhythm Pleats'. At the beginning of the 20th century, fabrics still contained natural fibers like silk, wool, linen and cotton. Clay Worsted – Soft twilled wool fabric similar to serge. 100% Upvoted. Used for women’s suits and men’s coats. Plush pile is longer than t hat of velvet. Homespun – A loose, rough material of plain weave and coarse yarn, Formerly made on hand looms at home; now imitated by machine. Qty: #PT813R $11.50/yd. Plissé Crêpe – Cotton fabric of plain weave treated with a caustic bath which causes cloth to crinkle. The fabric has a plain weave and a luster on one side. Bouclé – Woven or knitted wool, cotton, silk or rayon with a curled or looped surface appearance. Frequently silver and gold threads are introduced into filling threads. Linen – comes in satin weaves; sometimes in brocaded figures. Muslin – Durable, firm, plain weave cotton cloth bleached or unbleached. Gauze – A light, perforated fabric used for sheer foundations, transparent yokes and collars, frills and trimmings. Plain weave. Lightly starched or sized. Novelty weave. Used for suits and overcoats. Used for skirts and suits. Crosswise rib is very distinct. Used for dresses, coats, linings, etc. Used for coats, capes, collars, muffs, upholstery. Canvas – A coarse, firm, even weave fabric in linen or cotton. Starting with over 5,000 yards of antique fabrics including feedsacks, dress rayons and crazy quilt fabrics as well as quilting cottons from the 1850's. Used for dresses ad light-weight suits. Voile – Sheer, semi-transparent silk, silk and wool, cotton or rayon fabric in plain weave. Duchess Satin – A close, firm satin fabric of high luster. Stripe, rib or allover design in damask weave. Used for skirts and suits. Rayon (artificial silk, art silk, fiber silk, chemical silk, scientific silk, rayonner, wood silk, and rayon silk) – made from purified cellulose fibers, which are typically created from wood pulp. Velvet, Nacre – Silk. It is the material par excellence for this new line which so much pleases us; it has dignity, grace and beauty. Crinkle only remains in fabric if not ironed. Filling threads are more pronounced, showing a very fine rib. Chintz – Plain woven fabric of fine cotton yarns. Grosgrain – Pronounce grograin. Shop early-20th-century-a fabric at the world's largest marketplace supporting indie designers. Though rayon is derived from natural materials, it requires certain chemicals, so it’s considered to be a semi-synthetic fabric. Used of evening gowns and wraps, and as trimming, especially for millinery. Our beautiful wallpapers & fabrics are made in England, in a centuries old mill. Used for curtains, slip covers, upholstery, draperies. We like the combination. A beautiful effect with a rich, lustrous finish. Cashmere – A soft, twilled wool weave in beautiful shades and sometimes woven-in figures. Used for dresses, coat linings, and trimmings. In this series, the use and manipulation of old printed fabrics comes about through successive printings, that is, by making print upon print, yielding an end image that depends on the original designs of the fabric. One of the more durable sheer cloths. Foulard – A soft, serviceable, satiny silk with a fine twill; plain and figured. Hot or cold water? Apr 23, 2019 - Reproduction Fabrics - early 20th century, 1900-1930 > fabric line: Vintage Shirtings and Dressgoods Used for dresses and evening wraps. Used for shirred and draped dresses. Velvet, Panne – Silk. This beautiful 18,19, and 20th Century French ticking, stripes, 18th Century ikat, and printed fabrics are a wonderful collection. Plain weave. Novelty Suitings – Originally of plain homespun weave with rough, irregular filling of different colors; but the name is frequently applied to all weaves, especially brocaded or Jacquard effects. Used for suits and coats. share. “Cotton and linen have gone chic on us. Grenadine – An open-work, gauze-like, silk; plain or figured. Used for dresses, coats and suits. Used for curtains, dresses, blouses, bedspreads, neckwear. 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