Difference between Net Curtains and Voiles
We often get customers ask us what the difference is between these two types of fabric as sometimes there can be quite a difference in price.
Please Watch this video below Which hopefully helps clearly explain it:
As a rule, Voile curtains have a significantly higher thread count per inch of fabric than a net. An example of this is our Eva Net curtain and Macey Plain White Voile. The Macey has 4 times the threads than the Eva. This is shown in the pictures below.
Here is a close up image of our macey Voile:
- This shows the quantity and density of the threads in our macey voile. This fabric is the base fabric for most of our voile embroidery designs.
- Voiles are made from a weaving process.
- Most voile's are made with a much finer thread leading to a silkier fabric with a more fluidic movment.
- Voiles are the fabric of choice when wanting to add embroidery
Here is a close up of our Eva Net Curtain
- This shows the same size piece of fabric but cut from our Eva Net. The make up of nets can vary drastically depending on the pattern.
- Nets are made from a Knitting process.
- The threads used in the knitting process are thicker.
- Nets tend to be a stiffer fabric compared to voile's.
Voiles (A) & Muslin fabrics (C)
We get asked alot, what is a Muslin voile? A Muslin voile shares all the same traites as a regular voile, they are still weaved and have a higher thread count than a net. Muslin is made with a slightly thicker thread offering alot more privacy than a standard voile. Muslins are a good choice is you are looking for the feel an flexability of a voile but something that offers more privacy.
The image below shows the comparison between a Macey Plain White Voile on the left and our Kylie Muslin on the right.