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What is "Cretonne" - Definition & Explanation

This is a fabric woven with plain, twill or crepe, and small fancy weaves. It is ornamented with elaborate printed designs.
A plain weave fabric, usually cotton, with a neutral ground and brightly colored floral designs, similar to chintz but with a dull finish and sometimes heavier. Used for draperies and upholstery.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A French word for cloth or fabric, linen, sailcloth, canvas. The linen or cotton cloth was made famous when a new technique of engraved plate printing was popularized in Jouy, France in the 18th...
Woven and non-woven material used underneath the item or fabric being embroidered to provide support and stability. Can be hooped with the item, or placed between the machine throat plate and the...
A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in...
A concave circular surface found on a spindle or edge molding. Cove molding is usually a concave wood or rubber molding used as a transition between a horizontal surface (floor, celing, countertop)...
Most man-made fibers are formed by forcing a syrupy substance (about the consistency of honey) through the tiny holes of a device called a spinneret In their original state, the fiber-forming...

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