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What is "Shirred" - Definition & Explanation

A shirred fabric is gathered to provide fullness, a decorative effect, or to form a curve.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A tightly woven jacquard fabric with a warp effect in the figure which is raised to give a puffed appearance. The puff effect is created by several kinds of fillings', tension weaving of a linen: or...
Has a longer or higher pile than velvet, but shorter than plush. It is pressed flat and has a high lustre made possible by a tremendous roller-press treatment given the material in finishing. Now...
Combining of two or more types of staple fibers in one yarn to achieve color mixtures such as heather, unusual dyeing variations, or better performance characteristics. Blends of natural and man-made...
Denim - Denim's original birthplace was Nimes' France and it was originally called 'Serge de Nimes', Hence the name denim Today' the United States is the largest producer of denim fabric and and Cone...
General term for a chair with a wooden seat and separate leg assembly and spindle back. Originated in the 17 century around Windsor, England and also popular in America. For other types of chairs,...

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