Tulle fabric knowledge

- Jun 23, 2017 -

Nowadays, more and more gowns are made using tulle fabric, it flows smoothly and keep your body in shape. But what is tulle? What is the difference between tulle and bobbinet? What is the best type of tull material for the veil? How to get wrinkles out of tulle? After reading this article, you will get all answers.

Tulle Definition

Tulle fabric was defined at the dictionary for a thin, fine, machine-made net of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk. In real life, tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting, it's sheer with a crisp feel, although the stiffness of tulle varies with its fiber and weave. It can be made of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon, and from the traditional white, black and red we now have a vast range of colors to stimulate the creative processes of the most innovative high fashion designers, it also can be easily dyed.

The Story of Tulle

According to some sources, during 18th century (in around 1700) in the French town of Tulle, the wearvers knit a fabric with hexagonal meshes, similar to a honeycomb, and this fabric is called tulle netting which, nowadays, still conjures up images of lightness, sheerness and airy-fairy of bygone times. Other theories locate the origins of such purity-evoking garment in the divine sphere narrating mythical tales that see the ancient Greeks already clad in sheer cloaks and veils fastened to the head with orange blossoms. Although the origin of such fabric seems to have become lost in the mists of time. What is centertain is that in 1840 Queen Victoria wore a candid, filmy tulle wedding gown and ever since the fabric has been synonymous with wedding attire.

At the end of the XIX century, the designer of Parisian high society, the English F.Worth launched the fashion of the veiled hat. From being a distinguishing feature of the style of sophisticated ladies during the Belle époque, its black version came to be a sign of mourning. Tulle was later used in ballet tutu made up of layers and layers of gauzy tulle.

The majority of tulle is actually bobbinet, invented in Britain in the early 19th century, tulle was used to adorn evening gowns, lingerie and curtains. At weddings tulle began to be used in the bride’s bouquet and in bombonières and wedding momentos. Another ceremony where veils abound is the baptism and bows families often put large tulle bows on their doors to announce the birth of a child. At Easter tulle transforms chocolate Easter eggs into multi-colored, vaporous confections. Today tulle is made of silk, cotton, wool, polyamide, polyester and lurex.

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