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    Linda Learn
    Class Act Fabrics
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Here's a neat color site.
I think the colors are
truest of all the color
lists out there:
www.ibdguy.com/colors.shtml
 
and another one!
http://chir.ag/projects/name-that-color/#6195ED

Please forgive the appearance of my website as I change from FrontPage softwear to Dreamweaver software. There are a lot of weird things happening here.... Thank you for your patience!

CLOSING SHOP FOR ANNUAL PENNSIC UNTIL July 23 2014 toAUGUST 15, 2014

 Class Act Fabrics   ...Velvets...

Fabricmonger to Crowns of the West Kingdom, SCA

Velvet was manufactured in Europe in the late 13th century, chiefly in Italy and Spain. The earliest reference to its use in England that I have found was in 1278....Edward I's bed hangings. By the early 14c. it was no longer rare but still expensive. Many velvets were half-silk velvets, with a warp of silk, a weft of linen or hemp, and a pile of silk. There have even been wool velvets
    There were plain velvets, some patterned with floral designs, stripes and checks, and some with metal threads woven in. Velvet had a fine weave also: 45 warp threads per cm and 24 weft threads per cm in one sample. There were "voided" velvets, uncut pile patterned velvets, metal thread ground velvets and more!

 

    The swatch colors have been fiddled with to try to match the original fabrics as close as possible...sigh.
I have a problem taking pictures of velvets....the colors either have speckles or they don't reflect a color at all.  I try to get as many 'drapes' and folds as I can because the color will be there somewhere. most of the velvets look very dark in the thumbnails but lighter full size. I try to give the right color description in words.

click on the fabrics enlarge them and see the details 


#030
45" "silk" velvet
18%silk/82%rayon
This is what is commonly called "silk velvet" nowadays. It isn't pure silk velvet but it feels very very good. Soft, slinky, luscious look for formal wear, (also fabulous "Goth")
black
$23.00/yd

CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A VERY LARGE PIC.

...swatches are available for a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a quarter


click to enlarge to show color/sparkle
#413
59" rayon velvet
98% rayon/2% lurex
A glitzy velvet with more hand than a plain rayon or rayon silk velvet. The silver lurex woven into the ground makes a subtle shimmer.

I'm trying a second picture with my new camera. This one shows the back of the fabric too. Perhaps between the two it will give you a better idea. This would be such a great holiday outfit!
Christmas green
$15.00/yd


#359 (skirt)
60" 100% cotton
plush/velveteen, twilled pile
(decidedly poor picture)
This almost looks like a plush corduroy, but the plush pile is formed diagonally as a twill. A luscious feeling fabric
brown/black printed herringbone design
$9.50/yd

 


#414
45" velvet, "pleat-creased"
100% rayon
A very interesting effect! Wish I could figure out what to use it for.
I took another picture with my new camera. I think you can see better that the pile is black with a blue sheen caused by the gold ground.

What do you think about a long skirt?
gold ground/black/blue pile
$12.50/yd

about 5-6 yards left


click to enlarge to show the lurex stripes
#061 - 062
45" rayon pile/silk back
white velvet with gold lurex stripe
#062...black velvet with silver lurex stripe
Think plush tuxedo style gown...or sweater style wrap...or Grecian toga...or Empire ball gown...or drapey wedding gown.
Would make striking Goth too
$18.50/yd

about 5-6 yards of black/silver left


#0113
54"  65rayon/35silk velvet
This one is a smoky or frosted looking purple color shade. It's hard to get the camera to record it. In fact, its hard to tell what it really is. Looking at it under the lights it also looks burgundy.

$13.50/yd 

 

 


#088
45" panne velvet
18%silk/82%rayon
slinky, sexy, slippery
black

$13.45/yd


This velvet doesn't want it's photo taken either. I can't get anything but a "sparkled" black. And this is the most beautiful dark red/henna that I've seen.

#064
45" Velvet
18%silk/82%rayon
henna
$13.65/yd


#089
45" panne velvet
18%silk/82%rayon
also slinky, sexy and liquid gold
$13.45/yd


CLICK ON PICTURE!
#528
44"  polyester velvet
A very 'strange' and fun velvet! Washes without changing and the cut edges don't fray! A crisp hand that is excellent for keeping its shape.
printed diamonds in gold, purple, red and white.  
$12.00/yd

only about 6 yards left


#410
58" stretch velvet, polyester
Easy care, fun to wear!
This would make a spectacular riding tunic...or skating, dance, or fencing outfits ;)
black with gold rose
and vine print

$9.95/yd


#503
54" stretch velvet
80%poly/20%rayon
champagne glitz
$10.00/yd
only about 3.5 yards left


#529
60" 90%poly, 10%lycra stretch velour
Gorgeous color and easy care!
Think 'out of the box' for this. Yes, it would make a spectacular top with a black taffeta skirt but it would knock their socks off if you came out on the list field with this!
rich wine color
$9.95/yd

 

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