Voile [voil; French vwal]: A lightweight, semisheer fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton constructed in plain weave. From the French voile, meaning a veil, a light fabric usually more or less transparent, intended to conceal the features in whole or in part or to serve
read more » as a screen against sunlight, dust, insects, etc., or to emphasize or preserve the beauty. Voile is a transparent, wiry material with a square mesh.
Ba•tiste [buh-teest]: A fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers. Originally called "voile de baptiste" after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been first maker
Suggested uses: Semi-sheer dress sleeves and overskirts, bridal veils, blouse inserts and ruffling, food storage bags, window treatments etc.
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