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Date: 7/6/12 9:30 AM

I've been thinking of dappling back into making some clothing but as I read some of the threads here there are some apparel fabrics I'm not familiar with since I've haven't been making clothing for 10 or more years. I found this excellent fabric dictionary on line.
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I have Claire Scaffer's book, which is excellent, but I think even the most recent printing was a few years ago.

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Date: 7/6/12 11:00 PM

Thanks, quiltingwolf--I really like this kind of thing! (Being both a word nerd and a wannabe textile nerd.) This source seems good at explaining when a name for something comes from its fiber, its weave (or other method of production), or its design/embellishment....there are other categories, I'm sure (use?).

O'course many of our fellow PR folk are good at that, too (I've learned so much here).

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Date: 7/7/12 10:32 AM

Thanks for the link!

Now if only I could reach through the screen to feel the fabric, I'd be set! :-)

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Date: 7/8/12 7:32 PM

Oh thanks for posting this link. It will be very helpful!

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