- Wow!!! Super information. I knew that moire and a couple others
have a nap, (as do prints) but I never realized there was a right or
wrong side to a basic taffeta. Mostly I was looking for an answer
about the actual physical feel or texture, and not so much to the
color. The color like you mentioned, if you look carefully, you can
tell. And some fabrics do have a different back then front, and you
might not expect it. I guess I still need to check every piece I use
to see if there is a wrong and right.
Thanks Kate and Pat, I appreciate your expertise!
I guess it wasn't as dumb as I thought, since only two people tried
to answer it. Next time I won't feel as bad when asking something.
Again, thank you ladies!!!
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Kate Murphy"
> Hi Judy:
> The short answer is yes. If you look at the selvage edge of a
> regular, plain color taffeta, there will be a series of holes
> punched along it...if you feel with your finger, the side where
> poke IN is the right side and the side where the holes feel as ifso
> they've been poked OUT is the wrong side.
> To test whether it matters (for cutting purposes), fold the fabric
> that the right and wrong sides both show. Hold it up to theany
> light...if you can see even the slightest color variation, use only
> one side. Likewise, if you fold the taffeta so you can see both
> ends up (towards your light source) at the same time and you see
> color variation, treat the fabric as if it had nap (direction) when
> you cut it.
> Kate M.
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "themadcouture2001"
> <THEMADCouture@> wrote:
> > I know this may be a basic question to a lot of you, but this is
> > bugging the heck out of me, cause I don't know the answer.
> > Does a regular plain color taffeta have a right or wrong side to
> > Judy