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.
Wash-Blonde. A name given to a species of narrow bobbinet or Brussels net, suitable for quillings. It was formerly produced from unbleached cotton and was termed Nankin and blonde net, from its yellow or blonde color. At present the material is dyed in several tints and distinguished by its narrow width. The quality of wash blonde, as well as of Brussels net, depends upon the smallness of the meshes, their equality in size, fineness of yarn, and the regularity of the hexagons. [See Bobbinet]