Tuesday, October 26, 2010

✂-Designer's Tip of The Day-Metallic!

The Holidays are approaching, this means glitz and glam!  When deciding what to make for all your cocktail parties, choosing a fabric with metallic yarns will make you shine above the rest!

Most present day versions of metallic yarn are various forms of slit plastic film combined with either sheet aluminum or metallic particles.  Originally these were made by sandwiching aluminum foil between two layers of cellulose acetate or cellulose acetate butyrate film with coloring material in the adhesive.  While the form of yarn made from narrow strips of this material continues in the market, there are a number of other versions.  All of these yarns are available in a variety of thicknesses and widths as well as in staple form for spinning with other fibers.

The fabric shown above is a Rayon Silk Velvet Burnout with Metallic yarns woven in a leaf pattern.  Available at The Designer's Lounge.

Source: Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles 7th Edition by Phyllis G. Tortora and Robert S. Merkel

2 comments:

SOFIA said...

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Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sounds like an amazing fabric! I love velvet textures, they are so easy to work with.
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