What is a Bobbinet?

Bobbinet is a lightweight and sheer netting fabric that is commonly used in the production of veils, bridal wear, costumes, and decorative textiles. It is characterized by its fine mesh structure and delicate appearance. Bobbinet is made using a bobbinet machine, which creates the fabric by intertwining vertical threads (warp) with horizontal threads (weft) using a series of small, interconnected loops. This construction method gives bobbinet its distinctive drape and softness. The fabric can be made from various fibers, including silk, nylon, or polyester, and may feature embellishments such as embroidery or appliqué. Bobbinet is valued for its ethereal and romantic quality, making it a popular choice in garments and accessories that require a lightweight and sheer fabric.