Veil (fabric): properties, composition, application, advantages and disadvantages
A veil is a fabric that is very special. The name of the material is literally translated from French as a "veil" or "cover". And the quality of the fabric fully corresponds to this definition.
The veil is ideal for creating window curtains, air curtain elements. It is irreplaceable fabric when sewing both solemn and everyday women's outfits. Especially often veil is used in the manufacture of wedding dresses and clothes in a romantic style. The material is also used to create separate elements of the outfits: all sorts of draperies, decorative colors, translucent inserts.
Fabric veil acts as an extremely soft, pliable material, which differs in a translucent matte structure. This basis is characterized by a feeling of special lightness and airiness. The application of a decorative pattern only emphasizes the refinement and fineness of the material.
The veil perfectly passes air. And so it is ideal for creating curtains. The material is easily stitched. At the same time, its edges tend to be shed, which requires their processing with braid.
Types and composition
The main raw material for the manufacture of modern synthetic veils is polyester. The fabric of natural wool and silk is very rare today. Yes, and the cost of such material is high enough, since such products belong to the elite class. More affordable, practical and hygienic is the veil, made with the use of mixed and cotton substrates.
Most often on the shelves of shops you can see a monophonic fabric veil. The colors here can be very different. As printed prints, lace and plant motifs are usually used. In the production of tissue, other effects can be created. For example, due to the etching of the material, reagents create translucent images.
The virtues of the veil
What are the advantages of the fabric veil, the description of which is presented in this material? Here it is worth highlighting the following:
- Due to its transparent structure, the material is ideal for sewing curtains, holiday dresses.
- The matte surface of the fabric makes it possible to hide the shortcomings of the interior or landscape, which can be seen behind the curtain.
- The material perfectly reflects the light. Therefore, correctly using a veil in the interior, you can slightly darken the room, which is on the sunny side of the house.
- Fabric veil is simple maintenance. After drying, it rarely needs ironing.
There are veils and some disadvantages:
- It is difficult to wash off fat stains. For this reason, the veil curtain should not be hung in the kitchen.
- Thanks to the dense structure and the appearance of the effect of static, it attracts dust well.
- The material quickly loses the original shade as a result of burning out in the sun.
How to properly wash the veil fabric, a photo of which is presented in this material? Experienced housewives traditionally resort to her soaking. To do this, leave the product in water with a mild detergent for several hours. In the end, it remains only to thoroughly rinse the veil.
The cloth to rub during the washing process is not recommended. Twisting can also damage its structure. With regard to the removal of stains that catch the eye, the latter must be removed using appropriate means in the preparation of the material for washing. A veil - a fabric that almost entirely consists of synthetic fibers - is allowed to be washed in a typewriter, resorting to the use of gentle regimes.
Hang out the product horizontally. Smooth the veil from the inside, preferably through a cut of dense matter. In order not to crumple, it is recommended to store it in a roll.
Veil in the interior
The veil curtain can visually change the parameters of the room. An effective solution here is the use of tissue with strips:
- when using a curtain in a narrow room, it is recommended to select a veil with a horizontal strip, which will visually expand the available area;
- in rooms with low ceilings, it is advisable to use a fabric with vertical stripes as a curtain.
Such a curtain is able to protect the room from penetration of direct sunlight. At the same time, the material darkens the room more than the same organza, which has a similar structure and is also widely used for sewing curtains.
Given the above, it can be argued that the veil curtain is able to be the best solution for rooms with windows looking to the south. When choosing a curtain for a too dark room, it is recommended to stop the selection on the micro wave. Such a modern fabric has an extremely fine structure and shines in the sun.