This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Lisse (Lece). [Fr. lisse, ribbon, border, piping] A sheer fabric having the same organization as tarlatan, the difference being that lisse is woven finer, of either silk or cotton, and is a much more delicate material. It is used for ladies' neckwear and in the manufacture of niching. When fluked or crimped it is called crape lisse.