I just ordered some voiles and lawn and gauze from Dharma but until they come , these will be my "test subjects".
Very stiff buckram from a millinery supply house
medium weight non-woven stabilizer for use with embroidery machine
medium stiff stabilizer for embroidery machine use
all three after washing to soften. The very stiff buckram shrived up into the skinny piece and the woven stabilizer stayed pretty much the same except softer.
woven stabilizer (left) next to IRONED buckram (right)
Five other fabrics
White Rayon (L) and Silk Haboti (R)
silk chiffon (L) and silk voile (R)
tightly woven cheese cloth (very stable) unlike cheese cloth for the kitchen