Re: Chintz vs Polished Cotton
- Pat, thank you soooo much for the detailed and most educational
article about chintz and polished cottons. I honestly never really
got that far into how a lot of the fabrics are made, as I am from a
fairly small town, and those types of classes aren't available here.
So it helps when people like you are willing to share. I appreciate
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, <NJgardner@...> wrote:
> Without running to the books - chintz has a glossy surface from
> calendering (pressing with large rollers, lots of pressure) and is
> printed with florals now. Originally from India, 16th, 17th
> were hand painted, elaborate tree of life designs, imitated in
> block prints on cotton fabric. The gloss if from glazing often
> Some stores will sell glazed fabric as chintz, even though its a
> color. Polished cotton does not have a glaze applied. The sheen
> from pressing. Chintz and polished cotton can be either plain
weave or a
> sateen weave. These fabrics were originally all cotton, but now
> blends of polyester and cotton. These are all mainly sold for
> applications. There are some glazed cottons for utI have
> that had a plastic/resin type of finish on it rather than a wax
> one for reading the fine print on care lables, I machine washed and
> hot. It wrinkled more than I thought it should and the iron
dragged on it.
> A related fabric also found in home dec is cretonne. Its a plain
> cotton, sometimes with fine slubs, printed with typical home dec
> has a matte finish.
> All that said, if you find one you like and want to make a dress or
> or whatever out of it, go for it. They might be hard to ease, esp.
> caps and if bolt says to dry clean, it would do that unless you
test with a
> good size sample first. As home dec fabrics they have all sorts of
> on them suitable for their intended purpose. Washing can remove
> them and they may not have been treated in anyway to keep wrinkles
> Also, if the fabric has a satin weave, the washing can cause it to
> fuzzy surface which of course takes the gloss away and can make it
> faded or dirty.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "themadcouture2001" <THEMADCouture@...>
> To: <TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 9:04 PM
> Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Chintz vs Polished Cotton
> >I would like to know the difference between Chintz, polished
> > and glazed cotton. Who can help me. And which products are used
> > what? Just an informative question, as I don't know the
> > but probably should. ggg
> > Judy
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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