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A tightly woven fabric or ribbon with narrow horizontal ridges. Grosgrain originated in France. The stiff, plain-weave, fabric is usually made from Silk or rayon warp and heavier Cotton weft threads thus creating the cross-grain ribs. Grosgrain has been used for ribbons, book covers, and trim on clothing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

gros(grain) = zijden stof met ribsstructuur (Ned);


Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 722
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937