Fringed open cloth is a fashion term, comprising of fringe and open features, predominantly designed to use for women in the winter season and also as a fashion garment built for any formal or casual outing. Fringes are ornamental threads allowed to hang down loose from the edge of the cloth. It also could be in the form of twists or tassels created to hang down from the clothing material, to give more grace and appeal. It also can have long or short sleeve allowing the wearer to use without any front or back hooks or buttons and will remain to stay open, like a casual outfit.
Fringe is commonly using in clothes for resisting the unraveling tendency of the material, where it do not have any formal hemming work. For creating a fringe, the craftsman removes many of the weft threads and creates more warp thread for making fringe. These warps are either twisted or braided or knotted allowed to stay hang down like a tassel or string. As a fashion trend, craftsman stitches the fringes separately along the edge of the fabric to look it more attractive.
Types of fringes:
We have mainly three types fringe, and each of these has unique features.
Bullion fringe: As the name suggest, it uses gold or silver-coated yarns for making bullion fringe.
Campaign fringe: It is French pattern with hanging down tassels resembling like a small bell.
Thread Fringe: Loose wrap yarns are using to create these fringes by removing the weft from the fabric and the artisan either braided or twisted the loose warps to create the fringe.
In a nutshell, clothes that have fringes at the edge of the garment and the garment do have any hook or button to hold it together, and the front portion stays open on the body, with long, or short sleeves are fringed open cloth.