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What is "Russian cord" - Definition & Explanation

It is a type of leno structure in which a coloured crossing crosses over a standard warp end of contrasting colour.

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Cutting fabric diagonally across the grain, causing the material to drape fluidly and elegantly across the body. Expensive due to it's inefficient use of fabric. Often used for silk or satin dresses...

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