Scrim fabric is a gauze fabric. It is a very lightweight fabric and is usually made from cotton, or sometimes flax. The main uses of Scrim fabric are in curtain making, because of its translucent and semi-transparent finish. It is also used for book binding and upholstery. Scrim is able to both reflect and transmit light. This reason means that it is used frequently in theatres for stage backdrops. Scrim is constructed using a rectangular weave and can be used in clothing, usually to cover the face or head. It was used extensively in camouflage as the wearer can see out but others are prevented from seeing in.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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