Tulle is a fabric created with yarns that are intertwined in a very open fashion, forming a mesh of hexagonal holes, a thin and transparent but very stable net, reminiscent of the honeycomb.
Technically it is a gauze leno that is obtained using a particular knitting frame that includes the use of appropriate stitches. In gauze leno some threads (winding threads), inserted in the appropriate stitch formation, perform sinuous movements, riding on other threads (straight threads). The result is a rarefied web, with, solid, strong and durable octagonal openings. Such windings may be carried out in different ways depending on the desired result and the final use of the fabric. The best known ligatures are technically called “simple tying”, “double bind”, “double effect”, “Swiss tying”, “basic bobbin tying”, “everlasting”, “basic Brussels tying”, “basic cross tying”, “combined ligatures”.
Tulle can be realized with different materials that determine the characteristics of a soft or rigid touch: the yarns are generally very thin or twisted.
Natural textile fibers (cotton and silk) or synthetic (polyester, nylon, lurex) yarns are used.
Women’s Clothing: for fine lingerie ,ruffles and applications on dresses, high fashion
Marriage: gowns and bridal veils, favors, decorations, bows and ribbons for newborns
Decorating: bows and decorations, ribbons, widely used for florists packaging and confectionery
Window Dressing: visual merchandising, Christmas ornaments, witches’ stockings
Packaging: lavender bags, soap bags, gift boxes
Embroidery: the art of transparency for tablecloths, curtains, bedding and for the church
Theater and carnival: theatrical tulle has the distinction, much appreciated in set design to be semi-transparent when backlit and opaque when lit from the front; tailors use it in the theater and during carnival for the creation of costumes
Dance: a key element in the package of tutus
Industry: for filters, aquarium nets, headgear in the food industry
Furniture: for curtains and mosquito nets