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Originally Posted by Shiloh
Does anyone have a good use for cotton velvet?
Don't know what to do with this stuff!
|Velvet is a form of textile that is woven on a special loom. It is a tufted fabric in which the cut threads are very evenly distributed, giving it its distinct feel. Velvet can be made from any fiber.
Two pieces of velvet must be woven at the same time. They are then cut apart and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls. Looms which weave velvet must have two takeup rolls.
Velvet's knitted counterpart is velour. Velvet was very expensive. Corduroy and velveteen, when first produced, were considered the "poor man's velvet".
|Velour is a form of textile, a knitted counterpart of velvet.
It combines the stretchy properties of knits such as spandex with the rich appearance and feel of velvet.
It is used in dancewear for the ease of movement it affords. Velour is also popular for warm, colorful casual clothing.