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, "sleepiehed4" <sleepiehed4@...> wrote:
> The Q. The pale yellow background of the fabric is shiney..and the
> raised chevron/flowerish cream colored design is fuzzy velvetish, it
> is heavy but swishey. Dearly would I love an overdress made from this
> fabric..but would there have been a shiney fabric available between
> 1100-1200? My personna is still nebulous but frankish-early 700-895.
> > Or Spanish, 1100-1200 indeterminate, most probably early.
They had shiny fabric way back when. It's called silk. The part that
is questionable is the velvety part in conjusction with the shiny. I
know they had it from at least 1400 or so, but I'm not sure it goes
back to when you want. It's called voided velvet or less correctly,
What you have may be flocked, rather than true velvet. Give it a good
crush and rub it together briskly and see if the fuzzy part falls off.
Flocking used to wear off too fast to be usable for clothing, but new
technology in glue has made that less true. It's not the most
authentic fabric, but if its free, its could be worth making test