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Charming Chenille: All About That Fuzz

Cozy chenille has been a beloved home decor fabric for centuries thanks to its cuddly softness and versatility for any room. Fittingly, the word chenille means “caterpillar” in French as…

Fabric Constructions 101: Behind the Warp & Weft

If you’ve ever wanted to know how popular home decor fabrics are made, you’re in the right place! In this “Fabric Constructions 101” blog series we’ll explore important fabric construction…

Crewel Intentions: Unraveling the Fabric of Folklore and Fancy

Crewel is embroidery technique originally used to bring epic stories to life using a wide variety of stitches to follow a design applied to a base fabric. The most recognizable…

Dobby Fabric Defined: Small Patterns, Big Style

Did you know the invention of the dobby loom basically revolutionized the textile industry? It’s true! Read on to learn where dobby fabric came from, how it’s made, and best…

Tapestry Talk: From Castle Walls to Contemporary Decor

Did you know fabric can talk? If not, you haven’t heard the tales tapestry fabric can tell! A unique and ancient form of textile art, tapestry combines functionality with exquisite…

Velvet 101: The Soft Story Behind a Hard-to-Resist Fabric

We’ve got a soft spot for velvet, with its rich history, intricate manufacturing process, and luxurious feel. Whether draped on royal robes, adorning high-fashion runways, or enhancing home interiors, velvet…

Decoding Damask: Patterns with a Past

Damask fabric, that eternally elegant symbol of luxury with a rich past, brings history home quite literally. The woven, reversible patterned fabric is made by occasionally reversing the action of…

Elegant Extravagance: The Story of Jacquard Fabric

Jacquard fabric is more than just a textile; it’s a testament to human ingenuity and the intersection of art and technology. This luxe fabric, known for its intricate patterns and…

Quilted Chic: Matelassé Fabric’s Stylish Secrets

From french looms to fashion fame, we’ll explore the craft behind the comfort of elegant matelassé fabric.  What’s the history of matelassé fabric? This quilted queen’s name is derived from…

6 Reasons Solution-Dyed Polypropylene Shines as an Indoor/Outdoor Fabric

In textile innovation, solution-dyed polypropylene (SDPP) stands out as a remarkable player, offering a plethora of benefits that make it a popular choice for indoor/outdoor applications. If you’re in the…

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