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

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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