Have you ever run across a word you don't know regarding fabrics or patterns? You know about corduroy but others are leaving you scratching your head. Aaron Marino of alpha m. is talking about the fabric names and differences.
A fabric is what your clothes are made of: wool (sheep), cotton (plant), silk (worm), or synthetic (man-made). The way that the fabric is woven affects the feel, look, or overall character of that fabric. The pattern is the reoccurring theme or object on the fabric. The weave can cause it's own pattern as well.
- Twill - a common weaved pattern of diagonal parallel ribs
- Tweed - rough, unfinished wool fabric
- Gingham - simple medium weight cotton with a colored checkerboard pattern
- Herringbone - it's a pattern and fabric weave
- Houndstooth - broken check pattern or abstract four-point shape
- Glen Plaid - houndstooth plus windowpane
- Velvet - soft, piled fabric (cotton, silk, synthetic) with a high shine
- Camel Hair - camel hair blended with wool
- Corduroy - twisted fibers that lay parallel and is measured in wales (1.5 to 21)