Paillettes are flat beads used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals. Today, paillettes are most often made from plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Paillettes are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and lots of other accessories. Paillettes are sometimes also referred to as spangles, sequins,…
A distinctive intricate pattern of curved feather-shaped figures based on an Indian pine-cone design. A tear-drop shaped, fancy printed pattern, used in dresses, blouses, and men’s ties.
A type of lustrous, lightweight velvet fabric, usually made of silk or a manufactured fiber, in which the pile has been flattened in one direction.
From the Latin, pannus is traditionally a woolen fabric that is follated (felted) to make it waterproof and then brushed to obtain a hairy side.
A compactly woven, lightweight fabric comparable with airplane cloth. It is made of silk, nylon, rayon, cotton, or polyester.
A piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point.
Leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface.
A hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-grey, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusks and highly prized as a gem.
A heavy twill weave drapeable satin fabric, made of silk or a manufactured fiber, and used for bridal gowns and eveningwear.
A cotton fabric in a medium-weight, made by very fine and compact type of fabric with a smooth coat. Made with very thin yarns of combed cotton. Ideal for making bed linen.