four hair thin threads are used in silk bridal veiling and they
are woven together in a distinctive oval with six pyramid
points. When compared to nylon netting, a nylon thread appears
as a diamond shape without pyramid stars.
or gum, is a natural component of the silk. It is not
usually removed from silk until after the net is woven because
it serves as warp sizing to protect the yarns from mechanical
injury. It also permits the thread to be used without
"twist." The seracin acts as a sizing and gives
the veiling stiffness.
the silk sericulture process was revealed in
fashion periodicals, the sophisticated Edwardian Bride
considered it to be the height of fashion. Rumor had it
that a silk tulle veil took months to make and the reality was
that the rumor wasn't far from the truth.
By the end of World War I, the rarer silk veiling was now cut
into veils with silk floss tambour chain stitched into delicate
designs. The tambour work was generally done in small
the mid 1920's, silk veils became the Bridal standard.