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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

Some more terms:

A presidential sash is a cloth sash worn by the presidents of many nations in the world, notably those in South America. The sash is an important symbol of the continuity of the presidency, and is...
In a woven fabric, the yarn running from selvage to selvage at right angles to the warp. Each crosswise length is called a pick. In the weaving process, the filling yarn is carried by the shuttle or...
Acid dyes are made for dyeing wool, silk and nylon and nothing does it better. If you have skeins of yarn or yards of fabric to dye, you've come to the right place. These powdered dyes are intended...
The bias direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as 'the bias', is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to...
Tapestry is a form of textile art. It is woven by hand on a weaving-loom. The chain thread is the carrier in which the coloured striking thread is woven. In this way, a colourful pattern or image is...

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