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What is "Intarsia" - Definition & Explanation

Italian term describing inlay or marquetry. Typically intarsia refers to thicker dimension material than marquetry, that uses veneers.
Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours.
A knit fabric with an inlaid pattern in contrasting color, usually geometric. The design appears on one part of the fabric rather than all over as a jacquard. It is generally engineered to fall on a certain area of the garment.
A motif design knitted in solid colours into a weft knitted fabric.
A colored design knitted on both sides of a fabric.
Derived from Italian meaning "inlay." A flat knit fabric with patterns knitted in solid colors, so that both sides of the fabric are alike.
Essentially a Mosaic inlaid within a wooden panel, table or chest. Elements may include ivory or precious stone.
A design or motif in color that gives the appearance of being inlaid in the fabric.
Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. As with the woodworking technique of the same name, fields of different colours and materials appear to be inlaid in one another, but are in fact all separate pieces, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Some other terms

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A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered,...

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