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Names from Fashion

Names from Fashion

by Salmamae

Names that come from patterns, fabrics, colors, and furniture and fashion design.

Arabesque
Pattern consisting of overlapping flowers, foliage, fruit, urns, and scrolls.
Aubergine
A deep shade of plum.
Azure
A light shade of blue.
Cabriole
A type of wooden furniture leg that is carved and curves near top and tappers of near bottom.
Cad
Computer program used for drafting/design.
Calico
Cotton print with small bright pattern.
Canvas
Tightly woven natural fabric.
Cashmere
Twill fabrics made from goat hair.
Cerulean
A deep shade of blue-green.
Chaise
A type of lounge chair, aka fainting chair.
Challis
Soft lightweight worsted material.
Chambray
Lightweight cotton or blend with mottled appearance.
Chandelier
Ceiling mounted decorative light fixture.
Chenille
Soft french novelty yarn.
Chiffon
Sheer woven fabric.
Chevron
Pattern formed by inverted V patterns.
Circa
Estimated date of manufacture.
Claret
A dark shade of red-violet.
Corbeau
Pro. Corbo; A blackish shade of green.
Corbel
A architectural detail that projects from a wall.
Corduroy
Durable fabric blend with ribs.
Crystal
Transluscent quartz ornamentation.
Denim
Durable cotton originating from a town in France.
Finial
Decorative encaps for curtain rods, stair rails.
Gable
Part of the roof line that creates a peak above the window.
Garland
Garden elements in a long strand used for decoration.
Gauge
Number of yarn ends across the width of a fabric.
Heather
Woven fabric with blend of colors/fabrics, also a shade of purple.
Indigo
A deep blue shade of purple.
Isabelline
A gray shade of yellow.
Jacinthe
A shade of orange.
Jacobean
17th century floral pattern.
Jacquard
Method of weaving, a damask pattern is an example
Jute
Fabric made from hemp.
Kilim
Hand woven rugs with geometric patterns from the middle east.
Lace
Open fabric made with intricate patterns.
Linen
Woven fabric made from flax.
Mauve
A blue gray shade of purple.
Moire
Fabric with silk effect created by heated cylindars.
Mosaic
Broken pieces of tile, stone, rock, used to create patterns.
Mural
Picture painted or wallpapered on a wall.
Ondelette
CF Rayon with tangled slubs.
Opaque
Surface that light cannot pass through.
Organza
Sheer, stiff fabric used for draperies/fashion.
Paisley
Pattern originating from India with an intricate design.
Patina
Aged finish.
Pendant
Ceiling mounted ornament or light fixture.
Poly
CF polymer yarn.
Rayon
Synthetic fiber made from cellulose.
Rosette
Pattern resembling a rose.
Ruby
True shade of red.
Sable
A deep, almost black shade of brown.
Sage
a gray shade of green.
Saffron
An orange shade of yellow.
Sapphire
A deep pure blue.
Satin
Fabric made of woven silk.
Scarlett
A shade of red.
Shade
A window covering.
Slate
A type of natural stone used commonly in flooring.
Suede
A soft fabric made to resemble velvet, but more affordable.
Tabby
A plain weave of fabric.
Taffeta
A plain weave of fabric with a sheen.
Tawny
A brown shade of yellow.
Teal
A greenish shade of blue.
Toille
Pro. Twall; a french pattern portraying repeated outdoor scenes with people.
Topaz
A dark shade of yellow.
Turquoise
A blue shade of green.
Velour
A soft, velvety cut pile fabric.
Velvet
A soft fabric made by a loom.
Villa
A large country estate that is usually Tuscan in design.
Violet
A blue shade of purple.
Willow
A shade of yellow green.

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