Thursday, April 8, 2010

✂-Designer's Tip of The Day- What is Brocade?

Brocade [broh-cayd']
Rich, heavy, jacquard woven fabric with raised floral or figured patterns emphasized by contrasting surfaces or colors.
Brocade was originally an elegant, heavy silk fabric with a floral or figured pattern woven with gold or silver thread, produced in China and Japan. Currently, any of the major textile fibers may be used in a wide range of quality and price.
Can be used for- evening dresses, jackets, wraps,draperies, upholstery, decorative purposes, and anything else your imagination could come up with!

Source: Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles 7th Edition by Phyllis G. Tortora and Robert S. Merkel
Fabric: Currently being carried at The Designer's Lounge.

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