How Stuff is Made - Velvet!

Velvet!  It's my latest wintery crush!  The Borealis winter scarf collection is built upon it!

 Here's the Borealis silk velvet scarf in black, grey and ivory.  Completely lush and made by moi!

And more velvet porn below.  Yum!

 

 

 

 

So...of course I always love to know how stuff is made.

Wanna watch a corporate YouTube video that shows you how velvet is made and has an easy-listening soundtrack and some great care tips!  What's not to love!?  

Essentially, on a complicated loom, the velvet factory basically makes a "mattress" of two horizontal fabric layers with millions of vertical threads that stretching and loop in between.  Then they slice it in half with a knife and lo! - two layers of velvet are born!  

But those weaving machines are complex!  Take a look.  Watch out for your fingers!!

Click on through..

Most images from Pinterest, except for my Borealis scarf featured in the top one!


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6 Comments

Williamnes
Williamnes

June 27, 2016

Very good forum post.Really thank you! Fantastic. Buffington

Jean
Jean

May 25, 2016

Your website is top notch!! Congratulations! And yes I do love learning how things are made…and now I know how velvet is made! Just beautiful and luxurious and more practical than I realized. Stain resistant!

Elsie
Elsie

May 24, 2016

Bought one of your Sirocco hat, few years on and still looks like it is brand new! Love it

Dominique
Dominique

May 24, 2016

Love the video on how velvet is made and also that you make the scarves from scratch.

Dominique
Dominique

May 24, 2016

Your blog is great! You obviously know your industry without being pretentious and you have a nice sense of humour.

Jenn
Jenn

May 23, 2016

The velvet scarves look divine!

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