Brocade An all-over floral, raised pattern produced in a similar fashion to embroidery.
Cotton A natural fiber that grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant. It is an inelastic fiber.
Dobby Woven fabric where the weave of the fabric actually produces the garment's design.
Gabardine A tightly woven twill fabric, made of different fibers such as wool, cotton and silk.
Gingham Two different color stripes "woven" in pattern to appear checked.
Glen Plaid Design of woven, broken checks. A form of traditional plaid.
Guipure Lace A lace without a mesh ground, the pattern in held in place by connecting threads.
Houndstooth A classic design containing two colors in jagged/slanted checks. Similar to Glen Plaid.
Lurex A metallic fiber woven into material to give the garment shine.
Marled Typically found in sweaters, marled yarn occurs when two colored yards are twisted together.
Matte A matte finish has a lusterless surface.
Merino Wool Wool sheered from the merino sheep and spun into yarn that is fine but strong.
Ombre A color technique that shades a color from light to dark.
Paisley A pattern that consists of crooked teardrop designs in a repetitive manner
Poplin A strong woven fabric, heavier in weight, with ribbing.
Sateen A cotton fabric with sheen that resembles satin.
Shirring Similar to ruching, shirring gathers material to create folds.
Tweed A loose weave of heavy wool makes up tweed which provides warmth and comfortability.
Twill A fabric woven in a diagonal weave. Commonly used for chinos and denim.
Variegated Multi-colored fabrics where colors are splotched or in patches.
Velour A stretchy knit fabric that looks similar to velvet. Very soft to the touch.
Woven A woven fabric is formed by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material.