Lexicon

Any doubt about a fabric ? A finition ? A product ? This lexicon will help you to chose the right item..

Baby Alpaca
The Baby Alpaca is a material originating from the wool of baby llama from South America. It is characterized by its fine fiber and a wooly appearance.
Bourdon stitch
The Bourdon stitch is one type of satin stitch. Contrasting or tone-on-tone, it is a large, tightly spaced stitch usually used for decorative purposes.
Bottle-end finish
The Bottle-end finished duvet covers are completed by a flap so it can be tucked under the matress in order to prevent the duvet from sliding off the bed.
Binding
Piece of fabric folded and used to encase the raw edges and corners of a sheet or a pillowcase. The binding can be a tone-on-tone or contrasting in order to create a more refined look.
Cotton
Cotton is a soft and fluffy fiber growing in a boll. This fiber is then transformed into a thread that will be used to woven natural and resistant fabrics. Indeed, the cotton is renowned for its softness, light weight, comfort and absorbance power.
Combed cotton
Homogeneous blend of combed cotton fibers. The combing process increases the quality of the final fabric.
Cotton percale
Fabric resulting from the tight weaving of warp threads and weft threads (200tc/inch²) made of long fibered combed cotton. This fine fabric is smooth, silky and soft but it is also very resistant en suitable for everyday use and regular washing.
Cotton sateen
Fabric resulting from the tight weaving of warp threads and weft threads (305tc/inch²) made of long fibered combed cotton. The sateen weave gives the fabric its caracteristic softness and sheen.
Chambray fabric
The Chambray fabric is made of a simple cotton canvas composed of dyed warp threads and ecru weft threads. It is often defined as a "faux plain" as its waeve create a fine textured aspect when you look closer.
Colorfast dyeing
Dyeing process using high quality dyes in order to obtains a strong color that will not fade away wash after wash.
Double frill
A double frill is formed by the superposition of two different-sized frills. They are sewed few centimeters away one from the other in order to give more volume to a pillowcase for example.
English embroidery
Needlework composed of embroideries, cutwork and needle lace.
Faux fur
Fabric resulting from a dense and meticulous weaving of a unique Japanese fiber called Kanecaron. This fiber is renowned for its light weight, comfort and durability.
Flat frill
Ornemental frill formed by a piece of fabric folded and added around the edges of a pillowcase for a smarter look.
Kimono collar
Large flat collar inspired from the Japanese kimonos.
Linen
Linen is a fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant. It is characterized by its strengh : it does not stretch of fluff and become softer wash after wash. The linen also allows you to regule temperature as it will keep you warm in the winter but stay fresh during summer.
Lambswool
Animal fiber of 50mm or shorter, originating from the first shearing of a lamb under the age of 1 year. This material is often used for high quality linen as it is soft, elastic and slippery.
Mitered corner
Corner formed by two pieces of fabric sewed together into a diagonal join.
Matt white print
Print made with a special overcoat matte white ink.
Mercerized cotton
The mercerized cotton fabric is obtained by treating the cotton fiber with pressured sodium hydroxide. This process results into a bright and comfortable material.
Openwork lace
Openwork lace is a ribbon patterned with small decorative open holes. It can adorn a fabric in order to complement it and to emphasize its quality and finesse.
Overlock
The overlock is a tight and narrow stitch, it can be used tone-on-tone or come to contrast with the fabric in order to add a touch of finesse along the edges of the sheets.
Piping
Ribbon inserted between two pieces of fabric in order to nicely finish an item.
Shawl collar
Large rolled collar that curves from the back of the bathrobes to the front closure.
Simple hem
Simple hems are formed by folding and stitching the edges of the fabric in order to create a nice finish.
Seersucker fabric
The frowned aspect of the Seersucker fabric is obtainend thanks to its unique weaving process. Different fibers are used in the process so they can shrink more or less after a first wash and by that, create a very recognizable aspect.
Stitch
Needlework resulting from the single pass of a threaded needle in order to join two pieces of fabric together or only for decorative purpose.
Towelling cotton
Fabric resulting from the weaving of warp threads, weft threads and loops that will increase the absorption power of the final material.
Washed cotton
The washed cotton is made softer and more confortable by a soaking process after weaving.
Yarn-dyed fabric
The threads of the Yarn-dyed fabric are dyed before the weaving which make the final fabric color look deeper and brighter.