A sheer fabric that, although traditionally made of silk, an also be ascribed to cotton, polyester, nylon or viscose. In use and appearance it is similar to organdie, but overall softer and very springy, so less easy to use,.
Silk organza is the best and finest of course, and can be dyed to any shade and tone of subtlety and vibrancy. Couturiers love the colours, the sheerness, the bounce and the feather weight of silk organza to make ethereal multi-layered evening dresses but also the elements of decoration, the roses, frills and ruches for itself and for other fabrics, such as satin or fine cotton.
We use silk organza for vey feminine and finely made furnishings , mostly as dressing table lampshades, dressing table skirts, cushions, and then for trimmings, decoration and details.
Organza can be used to create body behind another sheer and as an invisible stiffening for the headings of any fine fabrics.
Layers of sheer organza curtaining stitched together can be used to create a certain mood, especially in a bedroom, bathroom, boudoir, or new nursery, depending on the colours and number of layers used.
A really interesting effect can be achieved by layering varying tones, perhaps playing with strong and vibrant colours, or a symphony of whites or a fusion of pastels.