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Bolting cloth


A plain weave fabric with a fine uniform mesh. Bluteau, or bolting cloth, was originally made from silk, but fine grade cotton, polyester, nylon, and fiber vinyon fabrics have also been used. Occasionally steel stainless steel wire bolting cloth is used is screening machines. It is used to make silk screen prints and for sifting flour.

Synonyms and Related Terms

banderoles; bolting cloth (AAT);


  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985

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