File puptcrit/puptcrit.0502, message 110

Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 21:49:46 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Triple Velvet 

>Joe - Where does one find this material and does it go by another name? Is it 
>true velvet or velour? 

  It has been a number of years since I persued this, that now I've
forgotten whether it was velvet or velour.  So, I did a search on the
internet.  It was Triple Velvet that I meant.  I've purchased it at fabric
stores in Miami.  A Google showed many on-line fabric stores which sell it.
I saw prices in the $6/yard range with 45" widths.

  I am curious what is "triple" about triple velvet, so I continued my
research...   But, I absolutely could not find any explanation of what the
"triple" of triple velvet refers to.  To take a guess,  I believe it may
have a denser napp which allows it to absorb light better.  The stuff I've
used has no sheen at all.

  But, to confuse things, one of the on-line stores I googled had a metalic
triple velour... which obviously had significant sheet.  So, I guess the
only way to really know how the velours compare in their darkness is to
visit a well stocked fabric store and compare them side-by-side. 

Joe Dunfee
Gordonville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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