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[Tassinari and Chatel, France] A brand name for a sheer, lightweight, open weave silk fabric. Crepeline is used as a support backing or for covering fragile textiles. In recent years, it has been superseded with Stabiltex polyester fabric for many applications.

Synonyms and Related Terms

crepelina (Esp.); crêpeline van zijde of van polyester (Stabiltex) (Ned);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998