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Balfour

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A tartan cloth pattern identifying the Balfour clan, whose modern design was created by Peter MacDonald of Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.☛ see Tartan 236–237...

Calico

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A coarse, lightweight fabric made from unbleached cotton using a plain weave and low thread count. Calico originates from Calicut in Kerala, India and is typically printed with brightly coloured designs, either by discharge or resist...

Embroidery

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A method of decorating fabric with designs stitched in coloured thread or yarn using a needle. Embroidery may also see other materials sewn on to the surface of the cloth, such as beads and sequins. Embroidery can be performed in several...

An Eye on the Future

Machine Stitch : Perspectives

A & C Black, 2010

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...Reproduction Regency costume made for Staircase House, Stockport, 2007. Red linen spencer, rouleau braiding with tassels; white cotton drop-front dress, tucked and piped detailing; white cotton under-dress, tucked and piped detailing...

Floral

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Fabric printed with flower motifs, such as those popularised by 19th-century designer, William Morris, and more recently by retailer Laura Ashley. Bohemian-style dresses with floral prints in earth tones were particularly popular during...

Variegated

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A fabric produced with different coloured yarns or threads to provide streaks, marks, or patches of different colours. Knitting can produce a complex variegated pattern by both using yarn that contains streaks, and combining different yarns...

Weave

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The pattern of interlinking threads or yarns called the warp and weft created during the cloth production process on a loom. Different weaves produce different texture and visual elements to the cloth, with the main weaves being plain...

Badla

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A form of Indian embroidery that uses fine wire work to embellish garments, turbans, shoes, belts and other items. Wires are inserted into fabric and hammered flat. Badla is often used with other forms or embroidery to add richness...

Toile de Jouy

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Toile de Jouy or toile is a decorative pattern with a repeated scene in black or dark colour against a white background. Toile de Jouy means cloth from Jouy-en-Josas in north-central France (teile meaning cloth).☛ see Pattern (fabric) 182...

Natural Fibres

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...WoolFibre from animal fur of the caprinae family, such as sheep, goats, alpacas and rabbits.CottonA fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant Gossypium species that is spun into thread and is the most widely-used natural fibre...