Monday, 08 September 2014 09:30

Tulle

Tulle is a lightweight, very fine form of net with a hexagonal mesh, machine-made and often starched. It can be made of various fibres, including cotton, nylon, rayon and silk. The word is often used synonymously with net. The name comes from Tulle, a city in the south-central part of France. Tulle was well known as a centre for lace and silk production in the eighteenth century. It is likely that early tulle netting originated here.