( Originally Published Early 1900's )
Made in imitation of the costlier silk velvet, velveteen is woven entirely of cotton yarns. The pile is made by extra filling threads bound into the ground texture and carried as floats over the regular warp, then slit by specially constructed knives after the material is woven. It is finished by operations similar to those employed on velvets.
Velveteen is used not only for dresses and coats but for draperies and upholstery as well. It may be laundered successfully by washing in a rich suds, rinsed, and hung up without wringing.