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
Whis•per [hwis-per]: A slightly stiff fabric of organic cotton similar to Leno and constructed in plain open weave
Suggested uses: Semi-sheer dress sleeves and overskirts, bridal veils, blouse inserts and ruffling, food storage bags, window treatmen
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