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Basic Woven Structures

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Basic Woven Structures

There are three main categories of techniques used to produce fabric: woven, knit and non-woven. The way in which yarns interact with themselves or each other determines the category.  Woven fabrics are made up of two sets of yarns interlacing with each other. The two sets of yarns are known as the warp and the weft. The warp is the set of yarns that run vertically along the loom and the weft are the yarns that run horizontally. Some of the basic weaves are Plain Weave, Sateen, Satin, Twill and Basket. Thread Count Often, you may see thread count (or TC) mentioned...

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Cotton

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Cotton

A fiber is the smallest division of a thread or yarn. Thread is an assemblage of fibers/filaments into a continuous strand to be used for fabric construction via weaving or knitting for example. Whereas thread is a subset of yarn that is stronger, always plied (multiple strands), finished and used for sewing. There are staple fibers(short) and filament fibers(long/continuous). There are different types of fibers, and under the natural fiber category there are cellulosic and protein fibers. Cellulosic fibers are derived from plants and protein fibers from animals for example wool, silk, and hair/fur. Some of the common traits found...

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Quilts and Throws

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Quilts and Throws

Throws and Quilts are very versatile and can be used on their own or layered based on the desired look or amount of warmth need based on the time of year. Throws can also act as perfect accent pieces adding  a touch of texture or pop of color! Our Brielle Home Darren 100% Cotton Waffle Blanket  is works for all seasons, and looks great both on its own and layered (like in the image below with our Lacy comforter). It is garment dyed and garment washed for a soft hand feel as well as pre-shrunk to reduce the amount of...

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Brielle Home Decorative Pillows

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Brielle Home Decorative Pillows

Decorative pillows are an easy way to change up the look of any room, simply switch out the pillows or the pillow covers. They are perfect accent pieces adding the perfect touch of pattern or pop of color! Whether you have a favorite color but do not want it to over power a room or want to add some texture and surface interest decorative pillows can help achieve it all. Our Brielle Home Velvet Throw Pillows are especially perfect for adding a  touch of color to any indoor rooms décor. These solid color, super soft polyester velvet pillows in a...

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Satin, Sateen and Silk

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Satin, Sateen and Silk

There is often confusion between what is silk, satin or sateen, if satin and silk are interchangeable terms and if sateen is a fancy way of saying satin. These are all incorrect! Satin and sateen are actually two different types of weaves and silk is a type of fiber. So a satin fabric is not always made out of silk, but silk yarns can be woven into a fabric in either satin or sateen weave constructions. Silk Silk is a filament and protein fiber that is derived from the cocoons of silk worms. Fibers are categorized based on where the...

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