Red Grosgrain Ribbon
by Berisford Ltd
for Birch Haberdashery & Craft
Use Red Grosgrain Ribbon to complete a garment, cushions, pillow cases or other home decor projects for a professional finish.
Easy Care Polyester
Made in England
Total Width: 25mm
Grosgrain From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grosgrain (/ˈɡroʊɡreɪn/, GROH-grayn, also sometimes pronounced /ˈɡrɒsɡreɪn/, GRAHS-grayn), is a type of fabric or ribbon defined by the fact that its weft is heavier than its warp, creating prominent transverse ribs. It is called a “corded” fabric since the weft resembles a fine cord. Grosgrain is a plain weave corded fabric, with heavier cords than in poplin but lighter than in faille. Grosgrain has a very dull appearance with little luster but is very strong. It is a firm, close-woven, fine-corded fabric. Grosgrain fabric is most commonly available in black, but grosgrain ribbon comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. The ribbon is very similar to Petersham ribbon in its appearance, but it does not have the ability to follow the curves of a surface or edge the way that the latter does.
“Grosgrain” is commonly used to refer to a heavy, stiff ribbon of silk or nylon woven via taffeta weave using a heavy weft which results in distinct transverse ribs. Historically grosgrain was made from wool, silk, or a combination of fibers such as silk and wool or silk and mohair. When a combination of fibers was used, the end result was sometimes given the name grogram, silk mohair, gros de Tours or gros de Napels.
Further History of Grosgrain from Wikipedia can be found HERE