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Warp & Weft

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Interlinking threads or yarns that are woven to make cloth on a loom. The warp is the lengthwise yarn through which the horizontal weft yarn is shuttled back and forth. Warp means that which is thrown across, from the German weorpan...

Pattern (fabric)

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...PaisleyA droplet-shaped motif of Persian origin, also called Persian pickles.Polka dotA pattern consisting of dots, which became popular in late 19th-century Britain.StripesLong, straight bands of single colours running...

Alpaca

Gavin Ambrose

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AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Wool from the Andean mammal, the alpaca, is spun into a fine yarn and often woven with other natural fibres, such as protein fibres. Alpaca wool produces a luxurious fabric available in a range of natural colours and is used for sweaters...

Broderie Anglaise

Gavin Ambrose

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A form of decorating white cotton or linen. Broderie anglaise features rows of cutwork with embroidered edges to form floral shapes and patterns bound with buttonhole stitches. Pictured is a photograph by John French featuring a model...

Appliqué

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...From the French, appliquer, meaning to apply. This is a method of decorating garments (although not restricted solely to clothes), whereby pieces of fabric or other materials, such as beads and sequins, are sewn on to a foundation fabric....

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...

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...

It’s Not Black and White

Machine Stitch : Perspectives

A & C Black, 2010

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...Furnishing fabric, 2009. Thread on dyed wool delaine. Cornely and Irish machine stitch. 54 x 64cm (21¼ x 25¼in.)infinite possibilities for the use of colour are afforded by the wealth of different methods and processes available...

Block Printing

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A textile printing method that applies a pattern using pressure from a wooden block inked with dye. Block printing is often performed by hand and has been practised for centuries. Designs are cut, carved or etched into blocks typically made...

Brocade

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Rich, heavy fabric with a raised, shuttle-woven design. Often made with coloured silks and may feature gold and silver threads. Floral, foliage, scrollwork or pastoral scenes are common motifs. Brocade is commonly used for curtains...