Unless the terminology of textile design comes naturally, understanding the difference between different textures and patterns is learned through bedding collection descriptions or researching textiles. Since jacquard is a highly-figured weave for textile design, it’s important to understand what makes the loom and weave of a jacquard print distinct in your bedding collection.
In order to produce a durable jacquard weave, a loom is required. The special automatic loom that was developed for such a weave was created by a French man by the name of Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801. The loom is fit with perforated cards that weave intricate patterns into a textile in a variety of colors and genres. Seen here on the comforter of the Bleecker Street Bedding by Ralph Lauren Bedding, the red jacquard consists of swirling flowers and leaves in a paisley design.
Jacquard Weaving Creates a Pattern Using a Loom Developed in 1801 by Joseph Marie Jacquard.
By definition, a jacquard weave is a fabric with an intricately woven pattern or the name of its loom known as the special loom or method employed in the weaving of a figured fabric. It differs from printed fabrics or dyed fabrics – and is similar to embroidery since there is threadwork involved – but unlike all of these textile designs, the jacquard weave is incorporated right into the fabric for a design effect that contains more volume and durability. Whether it’s a mono-color weave like the Venetian Court jacquard pillow by Ralph Lauren Bedding, or a multi-color weave as seen in the Bleecker Street Bedding collection, jacquard weaves add depth through textured design to any bedroom decor.
Elegant jacquard weaves provide your textile with a resilience and tactile sensation that brings out the traditional look and feel of the early 1800s into any fine bedding collection. Whether it be a floral, paisley, or a geometric designs, the result of a luxury jacquard weave adds just the right amount of depth.
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