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Working with lamé fabrics:
Lamé fabrics are regarded by some as too difficult for any but the most experienced. This isn't true-with a little information, and a little practice on the scraps of the fabric you are working with, you will get polished results.
Lamé is the French word for "blade", which refers to the appearance of the yarn under magnification-imagine a very tiny strip of tape. This is what the lamé yarn looks like.
So, I refer to these fabrics as lamé fabrics, instead of "metallic" fabrics, because of the varying appearance of the yarns. For the look of metal, the yarns can be made from actual metal, or man-made materials. Metal yarns have a richer luster than man-made, but they are difficult to work with, and may tarnish or darken over time.
Posted on May 29th, 2012 in garment construction, All How-To, fabric, tips & tricks