Brocade and jacquard

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  • Created on: 07-06-16 17:40
Describe brocade
A heavy, decorative jacquard weave fabric with a raised design.
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What designs is brocade typically made up of?
Floral designs.
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What material was it originally made from?
Originally made from silk.
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What colour threads were used?
Silver and gold threads.
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What materials are now used to make brocade?
Cotton and polyester
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What is brocade used to make?
Evening wear and used as a furnishing fabric.
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What are brocade fabrics made to resemble?
Resemble highly worked tapestries.
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How is the ornamental brocading produced?
By an additional, non-structural weft that supplements that standard weft that holds the warp together.
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What is the purpose of adding this non-structural weft?
To give the appearance that the weave was actually embroidered on the surface of the fabric.
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How are they sometimes embellished?
Can be embellished with beads and sequins.
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What attachment does jacquard use?
A jacquard head.
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What does the jacquard head on the loom enable?
Enables the control of individual warp threads through use of cards punched with holes.
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What does the jacquard loom enable the worker to make?
Enables them to make larger patterns and complex, elaborate patterns.
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What are jacquard looms controlled by?
Controlled by computers which are more accurate.
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What are common patterns?
Floral and swirling patterns.
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What fabric was jacquard originally made from?
Silk, but can now use a range of fibres.
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What are the advantageous properties of jacquard?
Versatile, drapes easily, good lustre and durable.
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What are the disadvantageous properties of jacquard?
Heavy, frays easily, can be expensive, time consuming, long floats on reverse.
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What can jacquard be used for?
Dresses, linings, blouses, decorative pieces and trimmings.
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What designs is brocade typically made up of?

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Floral designs.

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What material was it originally made from?

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What colour threads were used?

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What materials are now used to make brocade?

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