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What is "Gesso" - Definition & Explanation

Mixture of plaster, glue and water applied as a base coat for painting or gilding.

Some other terms

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(hopsacking) a rough-surfaced loosely woven clothing fabric. cotton, wool, linen, rayon, silk, hemp, jute. Basket weave. Made with coarse yarn. Has a rather rough texture and quite durable. Often...
undergarment with tight fitting, worn by women to provide grip for the breasts with a provision of two cups which are held by two straps of elastic or non-elastic strings which comes in cotton or...
A steel rod which is inserted in between the base fabric and the pile ends in a pile fabric woven on a wire loom or ÚpinglÚ loom. The height and thickness of the rod determine the size of the loop. A...
A term used in bonding or laminating to describe the amount of force required to delaminate a piece of woven or knit fabric from its urethane foam or backing material. The stronger the bond, the...
A soft, plush like fabric of wool, usually containing somespecialhair fiber,such as alpaca or mohair. The term isproperly appliedonly to yarnall-woolproduct, closelywoven and of pine stock. Diagonal...

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