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MAIN TYPES OF FABRICS
Fabrics are all weaved, even when they have pattern applied afterwards. Non-
Appliqued fabrics are enjoyable to use as furnishings. Blended with patchwork, for instance, a very individualized fabric can be achieved. Crewelwork fabrics, involving stitches to produce a surface pattern, frequently on a ground cloth of thick woven cotton, are beautifully textural.
Fake fur can be startlingly effective as upholstery fabric too.
WOVEN AND NONWOVEN FABRICS
Appropriate for furnishings, characterized by a looped surface.
In the beginning made from silk, with rich surface pattern and matt background. Gold threads were laid in to emphasize.
Natural cotton material, generally white-
A strong, fine, creamy, plain-
Otherwise known as duck, a robust, hefty fabric in linen or cotton, it is woven to make it water resistant. May be dyed or bleached; put to use in ships’ sails and awnings.
From the French, which means caterpillar. Initially produced from wool or cotton, it has a thicker, soft pile that drapes nicely.
Historically heavy, cotton material with evenly spaced, ribbed pile running along the length of the fabric.
In the past woven for fine table-
Woven on dobby loom, with basic, small, regularly recurring woven elements.
Robust, reversible fabric, composed of 2 individual but intertwined fabrics.
Produced from a mass of wool or hair pulped alongside one another until matted and reduced. Will not fray if cut.
A smooth fabric produced from wool, historically employed as suiting but great for furnishings as well.
Delicate, sheer fabric; a few warp threads are twisted for a very slight consistency.
Elaborately patterned, reversible fabric; takes name from French loom.
Fibrous fabric from plant stems, employed as yarn for weaving hessian.
Weaved like tapestry, produced from natural cotton or wool, and characterized by slim slits between the areas of pattern.
Sophisticated openwork elaborately patterned fabric, produced by turning and knotting threads. Historically cotton.
Robust fabric woven from flax. Has a tendency to crease, however this looks stylish.
Affordable, vibrantly checked and striped, plain-
A finely ribbed fabric, generally silk or acetate, with rippling surface design.
Excellent as an upholstery fabric; it's a firm and glossy, horizontally ribbed, cloth, frequently created using a silk warp and a cotton weft.
Extremely fine, high-
At first created from silk and wool, but in recent times from cotton (Egyptian) and
with a rather sleek surface. Poplin features a fine cross-
A plain, tightly woven silk having a sleek and shiny surface. The wrong side of the
fabric features a more matt finish. Satin is resembled by the less-
Silk is among the most high quality of furnishing fabrics although not always the
A plain woven cloth with delicate surface ribs, historically made out of silk. Shot-
Primarily hand stitched in silk or wool, frequently illustrating a pictorial scene. Presently tapestries can be produced by jacquard looms.
A robust, tightly weaved twill that forms a herringbone stripe, generally known as
mattress ticking. It is used in pillow cases and bed mattresses and often woven with
a contrast black, red or blue stripe against an off-
A plain or twill weave from wool, usually in 2 or more colours to produce a checked design.
A simple weave having a diagonal grain which can be woven in any fibre.
This is the thicker, luxurious fabric having a heavy pile, that is produced by either
lifting the warp threads over wires and then cutting the loop (referred to as cut
pile) or weaving 2 cloths at the same time face-
Wool can be used as a furnishing fabric -
A decorative process for incorporating pattern to fabric. A pattern is drawn on in melted wax. The fabric is dyed, but the dye does not sink into the fabric where the wax occurs. The wax is taken off, leaving behind the pattern.
Printing making use of carved wood blocks carried out by hand. Important type of
printing prior to the mid-
From the Hindu term chitta. Traditionally a painted or printed cotton fabric from Asia, this fabric historically shows the tree of life, blossoms and vegetation, and so forth. Today, it is used to describe a glazed fabric with floral printed design.
Stylized curving floral or fruit forms, from designs coming from Asia. The pattern may also be woven.
Toile de Jouy
The design started in the 18th century in the French city of Jouy-