Matthew R. Popalisky
mpopali at comp.uark.edu
Thu Jan 9 19:32:43 PST 1997
On Mon, 23 Dec 1996, Nathan Jones wrote:
> But as Jovian Skleros mentioned in a follow-up letter, there are many types
> of fabric called lamè. I was mostly thinking about the 100% polyester gold
> colored cloth, it being the most obvious non-period type of lamè.
> And I must admit, I wear a costume that has a type of lamè lining the
> sleeves. I love the costume, I get many compliments about it, and I also
> know that the fabric is of no known material of our period. Oh, and the
> pattern is also out of period. But, I love and wear the costume! (and as
> many who know me will no doubt point out, I have far too few SCA clothes!)
OK, now I am utterly confused.
I assumed, once I thought a bit, that Gio was discussing that knit stuff
with the foil gold stuff attached to the top. It is pretty and ripples
beautifully. My belly-dance teacher loves it for caberet. I would never
*dream* of using it for garb, however
There is this gorgeous stuff called tissue lame. It is most likely
synthetic (I try not to look at fabric I really can't afford) and a weave.
Very light-weight and is very inclined to unravel. One of these years,
I am going to make my husband something Tudor out of velveteen (being more
period than modern velvet that I ever find and having more body) and some
silver tissue lame for sleeve insets. I am going to make the garb no
matter what (already bought trim), but is this lame a Bad Thing (tm)?
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