A few years ago we had a fabric come in that had a very unusual construction. The base cloth was a cotton plaid and woven into the base were patchwork rectangles of another plaid. They were not on top of the fabric, but woven in. How’d dey do dat?
Being ever curious and wanting to be able to fully understand the products we sell, I asked Judy to research it. What she found was very interesting and informative. Extra yarn weave construction bears a similarity to the clipped dot construction seen in dotted swiss fabric or other embellished pieces. Extra yarns are woven around several warp yarns to create the desired effect, then are clipped with the raw ends left exposed on the back of the fabric. If words don’t do the trick, here’s a picture of a current fabric we have in stock with this technique.
This is the back side of the fabric. The vest on the woman is created with an extra yarn and you can see along the edges where the yarns were clipped.
The face of the fabric looks like this:
This is a great subtle print for those who like interest without lots of color. The light gray cotton base cloth is soft and finely woven. To see this in our store click here.