Definition of Voile

Fiber: Cotton - also wool and called "Voilé de laine".

Weave: Plain, loosely woven.

Characteristics: A thin semi-transparent dress material of cotton, wool, or silk. Sheer and very light weight. Usually made with cylindrical combed yarns. To obtain a top quality fabric, very highly twisted yarns are used. Voilé drapes and gathers very well. The clear surface is obtained by singeing away any fuzzy yarns. Has a hard finish and crisp, sometimes wiry hand. "Voilé de Laine" is wool Voilé.

Uses: Dresses, blouses, curtains.

Derivation of Voile: French, = VEIL

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