Thursday, 5 March 2015

History of Satin Fabric

Satin weave has been used since ancient times. It was invented in China more than two thousand years ago. The fabric is often associated with luxury, romance, rich, and sensuousness. Satin fabric is made of fine silk with cotton yarns or rayon or acetate or polyester. The fabric has a smooth, lustrous surface, and possesses the best draping qualities out of all the other fabrics.

Satin must be woven on a loom with at least six (or more) harnesses. The floats are usually staggered to make the surface look as smooth and seamless as possible. Packing the floats very close together further enhances this property of the fabric. The floats are packed with such closeness that even under magnification it can be difficult to see the structure of the satin weave.

Satin fabric is popular in the making of many things. It is used to make ballet slippers to evening dress to lingerie to wedding dress. In South Asia, Satin fabric is used for lining under heavy work, for saree blouses, for lehnga tops, and much more. The fabric is best for ghararas. At Oriental Costumes we carry all colours of Satin Fabric. They are perfect for any of the above articles in an outfit but also perfect for any of your DIY projects.

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