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A type of fabric which contains patterned cut-outs, around which stitching or embroidery may be applied in order to prevent the fabric from raveling. Often worked around with a buttonhole...
The design is created by coloured warp threads brought up on the face of the fabric, leaving loose yarns on the back woven vertically, which gives it a vertical stripe effect. Lis'er'es are Victorian...
A woven fabric with the yarns in both warp and filling alternating white and color giving it a salt and pepper look. Used for suitings. Usually a 2x2 twill weave but may also be plain...
Stain resistance is a wet, usually semi-durable finish applied to a fabric in order to resist the penetration of a liquid stain substance while allowing the passage of air and moisture. The finish...
Italian term describing inlay or marquetry. Typically intarsia refers to thicker dimension material than marquetry, that uses...

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