A crisp, smooth fabric with a tightly woven plain weave and a semi-sheen. This lustrous fabric has a characteristic rustle and is made in plain colours, fancy prints, watered designs, and changeable effects. Faille taffeta, paper taffeta, shot taffeta, tissue taffeta, warp-print taffeta.
Taffeta, a smooth, closely woven fabric in a plain weave was originally made of silk and is now often made of manmade filament fibers. Taffeta is often weighted to produce its characteristic crispness. It can come in a solid color, have one color warp and another color filling to produce iridescence (taffeta with this changeable color effect is sometimes called "shot tafetta), plaid stripes, and may occasionally have a print or moiré pattern. It is used for dresses, suits, coats, and lingerie.
A crisp, tightly woven fabric with a fine, crosswise rib. Originally made from silk, today's taffeta is also made from cotton, acetate, rayon or polyester. You may also recognize it by its rustling sound.
A lustrous, medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with a slight ribbed appearance in the filling (crosswise) direction. For formal wear, taffeta is a favorite choice. It provides a crisp hand, with lots of body. Silk taffeta gives the ultimate rustle, but other fibers are also good choices.
This fabric is supposed to have originated in Persia. The fabric is smooth, tightly woven with fine warp yarn and has a plain weave. Silk Taffeta has a crisp drape. This fabric comes in various weights.
Taffeta is a weft-way rib cloths. Taffeta is characterised by indistinct weft way ribs which are the result of using yarns of equal thickness in both warp and weft and having many more ends than picks. The stiffness depends on how closely woven it is, as does the rustling sound it produces when rubbed. Various qualities of taffeta are available, ranging from the lightweight, less stiff fabric used for linings to the closely woven stiff dress taffeta with its tendency to fall into deep folds of a typical character. Wool taffeta is a plain weave, lightweight fabric produced from worsted yarns.
A smooth and crisp lustrous fabric of silk, rayon, acetate or various other fibers, in a plain weave, with a fine horizontal rib. This fabric is great in window coverings because it retains its shape with little support.
Taffeta (sometimes spelled taffety) is a crisp, smooth woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fibers. The word is Persian in origin, and means "twisted woven". It is considered to be a "high end" fabric, suitable for use in ball gowns, wedding dresses and in interiors for curtains or wallcovering.