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What is "Applique" - Definition & Explanation

Motif or design made separately then sewn or affixed on cloth.
A separate decoration that is then embroidered, sewn on the surface of another fabric or garment.
A pattern constructed by applying one fabric on top of another.
Applique is a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto a foundation piece of fabric to create designs.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

silk or rayon. Figured weave or "burnt-out" finish. Faconne in French, means fancy weave. Has small designs all over the fabric. Fairly light in weight, and could be slightly creped. Background is...
A float weave made in many fabrics. The name comes from a French word meaning birds nest. Its patterns are regular and open. Honey comb fabric is also known as Diamond Weave. It is found in...
A modification of a plain weave in which two or more warp yarns weave together as one and two or more weft yarns weave together as one. NOTE: The basic hopsack weaves may be modified in a number of...
Broad term for wide-width woolen over coating fabric with soft hand and well napped finish. Also refers to a fabric, used in sampling, that shows a series of filling patters or colors, all on the...
A manufactured fiber, most often used in sweaters or pile fabrics, where little or no pressing is recommended, as the fiber has a low softening or melting point. However, it has also been...

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