Gros de Londres

Gros de Londres fabric is a fine, flat silk fabric. The texture is ribbed and it is very similar in appearance to Bengaline and Faille fabrics. The ribs in the fabric usually alternate in colour or coarseness of yarn. Gros de Londres fabric is usually lightweight and has a shiny surface. The diagonal ribs are generally a mixture of wide and narrow wales, using two different colours and two different textures of yarn. The term ‘Gros de Londres’ literally translates as ‘A heavy fabric from London.’

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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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