a sheer, plain weave fabric with a crisp, wiry hand resulting from the use of high twist yarns . Most commonly made of cotton, but also of silk, rayon, wool, acetate or other fibers. Used for blouses, dresses curtains.
Voile is a soft, yet firm sheer fabric of plain weave. It's generally made of combed hard-twisted single yarns, although ply yarns are also used. It has about the same number of yarns in warp as in filling, which produces a clinging effect. Occasionally dots are woven in, and a crisp finish given the fabric; then is sold as dotted Swiss. Used for children's wear, blouses, and dresses.
A sheer lightweight fabric used to make sheets, pillows, shams, duvet covers and draperies for canopy beds. wabi-sabi Representing a Japanese worldview, it's a style of perceiving art and the beauty that pervades all things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.