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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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Thread Count & GSM

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Thread Count & GSM

Thread Count Often, you may see thread count or TC mentioned in product listings. The TC stands for thread count. Thread count refers to the number of yarns in a square inch of a woven fabric. 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. The thread count of a fabric is calculated by using both the EPI (ends per...

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Polyester and Microfiber

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Polyester and Microfiber

Polyester is a very resilient synthetic fiber that dries quickly, is easy to wash/care for, resistant to wrinkles, and usually has good colorfastness. Polyester is a filament fiber (long and smooth) so the fabrics woven out of polyester tend to have a nice smooth and soft hand feel especially if microfibers are used. While Microfiber is often made out of polyester the term microfiber actually refers to the fineness of the synthetic yarn. So the term microfiber does not equal polyester. Microfibers are ultrafine filament fibers that commonly have a smooth and soft hand; especially if the microfiber is given a...

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Types of Dyes and Dyeing Methods

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Types of Dyes and Dyeing Methods

There are many different methods and techniques to apply color to textiles, whether they are printed or dyed. In home textiles the most commonly used types of dyes for prints are reactive and pigment. For solid color fabrics there are piece and garment dyeing, and when it comes to yarn dyed fabrics there are fiber, space and yarn dyeing. PIGMENT vs. REACTIVE DYES Pigment dyes contain pigments (the color), a binder (to bind the dye to the fabric), and water to carry the mixture around for application. In pigment printing, the dyes sit on top of the fibers. After printing...

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