Fibre: Silk, nylon, cotton.
Weave: Gauze, knotted, leno, made on a lace machine.
Characteristics: a soft fine silk etc. net for veils and dresses. First made by Machine in 1768. Has a hexagonal mesh and is stiff. It is difficult to launder. Comes is white and colours, and is very cool, dressy, and delicate.
Uses: It is a stately type of fabric when used for formal wear, and weddings. It is also used for ballet costumes and wedding veils.
Derivation: Tulle, a town in SW France, where it was first made