Tulle netting

Tulle netting

Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It can be made of various fibers, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus.

Bobbinet is one kind of machine-made tulle.


Tulle can be used to protect immature plants from insects.

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  • Tulle — Tulle, n. [F.; so called from the town of Tulle, in France.] A kind of silk lace or light netting, used for veils, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tulle — [to͞ol] n. [after Tulle, city in France, where first made] a thin, fine netting of silk, rayon, nylon, etc., used as for veils and scarves …   English World dictionary

  • netting — /net ing/, n. any of various kinds of net fabric: fish netting; mosquito netting. [1560 70; NET1 + ING1] * * * ▪ textile       in textiles, ancient method of constructing open fabrics by the crossing of cords, threads, yarns, or ropes so that… …   Universalium

  • tulle — noun /ˈtuːl/ A kind of silk lace or light netting, used for veils, etc …   Wiktionary

  • tulle — tuːl /tju n. thin and fine netting made of silk or other fabric and used for veils and dresses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bobbinet — is a specific type of tulle netting which has been made in the United Kingdom since the invention of the bobbinet machine in 1806 by John Heathcoat. Machines based on his original designs are still in operation today producing fabrics in Chard,… …   Wikipedia

  • Textile manufacturing terminology — The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest of human technologies. In order to make textiles, the first requirement is a source of fibre from which a yarn can be made, primarily by spinning. (Both fibre and fiber are used in this article.)… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of textile manufacturing — For terms specifically related to sewing, see Glossary of sewing terms. For terms specifically related to dyeing, see Glossary of dyeing terms. The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest of human technologies. To make textiles, the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Appliqué lace — Applique Lace refers to various types of lace where the decorative motifs are applied (sewn) to an existing openwork fabric, such as tulle, netting, filet or drawn thread and cut work . The motifs can be either handmade (needle, bobbin lace or… …   Wikipedia

  • Assuit — Tulle bi telli, which is frequently called Assuit (or Asyut, Assyut, Assiut, and other variations), is a textile marrying cotton or linen mesh with small strips of metal. Tulle bi telli translates roughly as net with metal, but it looks much… …   Wikipedia

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