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What is "Faux silk" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric of manufactured fiber, most commonly polyester, with good drape, luster and a soft hand to imitate silk.

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A fabric woven with chenille yarns which have a pile effect similar to velvet, and when woven through various warps can create a pile-like velvet, or. if woven on a jacquard loom, can look similar to...
This bast fibre comes from the Urena lobata plant. Wild, it grows 3 to 7 feet high and when cultivated can grow as tall as 13 feet. The fiber strands are cream coloured and have a wonderful luster....
A style of cushion or pillow corner, made by drawing a fold from a point approximately 2 in from the corner to meet a corresponding fold made on the adjacent side, and basting this pleat in place....
A cap is a form of headgear. Caps are generally soft, and often have no brim, or just a peak (like on a baseball cap). For many centuries women wore a wide variety of head-coverings which were...
A man-made fiber, considered the strongest synthetic for upholstery fabric. Offering the best resistance to abrasion and soil: offers a cool soft feeling. Good cleanabilty characteristics. Nylon...

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