Double cloth

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Silk double cloth
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A compound fabric prepared from two layers of textile that are interwoven together. Double cloth may simply be woven at the edges or, more often, the two fabrics overlay each other in the loom and are connected in a pattern of selected points by working warp or weft yarns from one layer into the opposite face. Double cloth is a warm, dense fabric that is used for blankets, overcoating, and brocade.

Synonyms and Related Terms

doublecloth; double weave; dubbel weefsel (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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