It comes in three types of finishes: "Stiff" is most commonly used, but "semi-stiff" and "soft" finishes are also available. The latter two finishes are more popular for summer wear and draped apparel whereas the first is more popular for loose apparel and home textiles such as dresses and curtains.
- Le Van, Marthe (2009). Stitched Jewels: Jewelry That's Sewn, Stuffed, Gathered & Frayed, p. 10. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
- Nielson, Karla J. (2007). Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, & Historic Style, p. 74. John Wiley and Sons.