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A fib weave usually done in a minute brick fashion giving a pebbly appearance

Barathea

2

originally heavy silk with an elaborate pattern in silver or gold threads; has an embossed appearance

Brocade

3

has a fuzzy pile; from the french word for “caterpillar”

Chenille

4

broken twill or herringbone weave, creating a design of wide v’s across the width of the fabric

Chevron

5

glazed cotton fabric often printed with bright figures and large flower designs

Chintz

6

elaborate floral designs were woven silk flatter than brocade and reversible, though the pattern changes color on the reverse side.

Damask

7

fibers and yarns produced from glass and woven into flexible fabrics noted for their fireproof qualities.

Fiberglass

8

a thin, sheer fabric constructed with plain, leno or dobbly weave.

Gauze

9

damasks, tapestries, brocade, matelasse and all upholstery fabrics with elaborate figure woven on a jacquard loom.

Jacquard

10

refers to fabric with a quilted surface produced on a loom.

Matellase

11

a fabric, particularly silk,with a watered or wavy pattern

Moire

12

a fabric cotton or linen printed in a single color with scenes of landscapes & people, especially from the 18th century french prints.

Toile de jouy

13

fabric woven of horsehair, colored or small-figured, typical of mid-19th century uphosltery.

Haircloth

14

drapery hung from windows, shelve, or around the top of a bed, can also have a stiff backing

Lambrequin

15

lustrous uphosltery fabric, originally made from the hair of the angora goat.

Mohair

16

woven fabric of wool and linen or silk with representation or abstract design, used as an upholstered cover.

Tapestry

17

festoon, swinging or suspended decoration, representing drapery, ribbon, garlands of fruuits and flowers

Swag

18

a small sample cutting of upholstered fabric, leather, etc.

swatch

19

a tanned animal skin, with flesh side rubbed into a nap

Suede

20

this is the simplest weave-one thread up and one tread down.

Taffeta

21

woven fabric used to cover mattresses, box springs and pillows.

Ticking

22

drapery of a canopy bed; also the

Valance

23

velvet or plush, often of wool or mohair

Velour

24

fabric with soft close pile, usually of silk or rayon.

Velvet

25

the yarn running through the length of a piece of cloth

Warp

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narrow fabric edging or border of round section sewed into the seams of upholstery for accent and finish

Welt