Fabrics

Krystiann Andrews

History: Gauze

was originally made of silk and was used for clothing. Gauze was traditionally woven in Palestine, despite a prohibition on trade with non-Christians from religious authorities in medieval Europe, a fine type of silk known as gazzatum was imported from Gaza as early as the 13th century.Though members of religious orders in Europe were forbidden to wear it, the fabric won a place for itself and emerged into modern life as gauze.

History: Satin

Originally, during the Middle Ages, satin was made of silk; consequently it was very expensive, used only by the upper classes. Satin became famous in Europe during the twelfth century. Satin was used to cover fine furniture, such as the ornate furniture at Versailles and many Victorian pieces. The fabric has been highly prized for clothing worn by royalty and high ranking members of the Catholic church.

Uses: Gauze

It is now used for many different things, including gauze sponges for medical purposes. When used as a medical dressing, gauze is generally made of cotton. It is especially useful for dressing wounds where other fabrics might stick to the burn or laceration.

Uses: Satin

Satin was used to cover fine furniture, such as the ornate furniture at Versailles and many Victorian pieces. Satin has been used by ballerinas for many years for ballet slippers and pointe shoes.Satin is most commonly used now in lingerie, upholstery, bedding, formal wear, and lining for jackets.

Fabric Construction: Satin

Slipper satin is used for footwear, and Duchesse satin is a crisp kind of satin that is prized for use in wedding gowns and other formal wear.Satin is most commonly used now in lingerie, upholstery, bedding, formal wear, and lining for jackets.

Fabric Construction: Gauze

Gauze is commonly used to create sweaters, scarves (lots of warm clothing), swimsuit coverups, socks.. It is a very lightweight fabric and also can be used for skirts and gloves.