Monday, November 30, 2009
Another Modern Diamond Twill
The diamonds on this sample are definitely longer than they are wide, giving a good period impression. Each diamond is about a centimeter wide (measured vertically, the way I have the fabric oriented in this picture) and about 1.5 centimeters long (measured horizontally). The fabric, judging from the feel, is a medium weight.
My sample has no selvedges, so I can't determine warp and weft, but it appears to be about 12 threads per centimeter measured vertically. I'm having trouble distinguishing the threads in the other direction. The sample looks much more authentic when you actually see the fabric, but even so, each diamond is made up of concentric ridges that don't seem, to me, to quite correspond with the historic specimens. Those ridges are quite pronounced, even more so than the similar ridges in the cream-colored Naturtuche fabric. Overall, however, I like the Wollstoff fabric very much; I'm a bit sorry that Wollstoff can't ship to me here in the United States.