Nowadays we all know this airy fabric. We see it at the wedding, fashion events and day-to-day life. But the history of it begins long before modern ballerina tutus or bridal veil. This lightweight miracle was firstly created in France in the 17th century. And has its name after the French city named Tulle.
Tulle fabrics differentiate depending on what fibers they made of — silk, nylon (polyamide), polyester, acetate or rayon. Tulle can be dense or soft, voluminous or flowing. Here are the main types:
Designs of tulle fabric:
• Solid colored
• With a metallic sheen
• With the point d'esprit pattern
• Decorated with sequins, fringe or rhinestones
What to sew from tulle fabric?
• Bridal veils and gowns
• Couture garments
• Skirts and much more.
Taking care of such delicate fabric requires extremely gentle treatment and proper storage. Tulle fabrics are strictly hand wash or dry clean. A washing machine will damage its fine fibers and it will look different. Do not put tulle fabric in the dryer, instead lay it flat on a drying rack to dry. To remove wrinkles use the steamer on the low heat settings.